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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,370Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 117 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$905K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 147 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

428 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in South Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

25% of this provider’s 428 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 428 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$830K

2014

$913K

2015

$905K

2016

Number of Claims

15,979

2014

16,143

2015

16,370

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 899

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

142

patients, 33% of all patients

1 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 811

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

125

patients, 29% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 687

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

106

patients, 25% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 661

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

120

patients, 28% of all patients

4 4
GABAPENTIN 641

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

90

patients, 21% of all patients

5 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 619

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

85

patients, 20% of all patients

6 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

7 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

8 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 483

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

9 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

10 12
FUROSEMIDE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

11 10
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

O 12 150
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

13 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

14 16
PROAIR HFA 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

15 55
CARVEDILOL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

16 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

17 18
CLOPIDOGREL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

18 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

19 59
VENTOLIN HFA 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

20 74
SERTRALINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

21 28
MIRTAZAPINE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

22 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

22 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

24 27
TRAZODONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

25 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 35
SPIRIVA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

27 113
ADVAIR DISKUS 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

28 95
METFORMIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

30 46
SIMVASTATIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

31 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 43
RANITIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

33 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

34 21
JANUVIA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 57
FAMOTIDINE* 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 63
ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 65
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

38 119
SYMBICORT 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 94
GLIPIZIDE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 68
VERAPAMIL ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 133
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 23
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 61
ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 41
DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 49 66
PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

50 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

50 70
HUMALOG 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 229
GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 53 45
LEVEMIR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 162
PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 54 80
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

56 73
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 56 44
QUINAPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 58 200
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

58 138
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 60 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 60 79
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 131
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

63 166
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

A 64 47
ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 64 97
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 64 50
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

64 116
LEVETIRACETAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 68 98
LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

69 83
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.