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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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19,725Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

626 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

6% of this provider’s 553 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

26% of this provider’s 626 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 626 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$1.31M

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

19,197

2014

19,381

2015

19,725

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 902

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

814

prescriptions.

136

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 691

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

2 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 649

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 647

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

O 4 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

5 16
OMEPRAZOLE 545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

8 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
LISINOPRIL 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

10 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

11 14
METFORMIN HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

12 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

13 27
TRAZODONE HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

14 29
LORAZEPAM 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

15 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

16 18
GABAPENTIN 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
CLOPIDOGREL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

19 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

20 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

21 12
VALSARTAN 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

22 50
FINASTERIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 92
ALPRAZOLAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 32
SYNTHROID 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

28 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 71
ALLOPURINOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 31
MELOXICAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 26
LYRICA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 58
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 33 37
TRAMADOL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

O 33 17
SIMVASTATIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 9
DEXAMETHASONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

36 236
METFORMIN HCL ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 69
CELECOXIB 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 87
JANUVIA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 57
BUPROPION XL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 115
SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 28
INVOKANA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 163
ROPINIROLE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 96
FENOFIBRATE* 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 86
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

45 33
CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 20
RISPERIDONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 48 110
OXYCODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 49 51
FAMOTIDINE* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 63
DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

53 42
CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 36
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 56
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 192
CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

56 44
ZETIA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 82
ELIQUIS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 97
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 60 66
ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

61 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 40
KENALOG-40 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

63 417
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 64 176
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 65 128
RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 22
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 66 93
NEXIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 90
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

69 76
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

70 89
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 118
FENTANYL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 72 122
RALOXIFENE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 73 156
CEFDINIR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A 74 164
GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 53
BYSTOLIC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 76 120
RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 76 147
VICTOZA 3-PAK 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 207
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

76 116
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 123
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A 81 129
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 65
BENICAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 83 183
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 84 107
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 84 80
LACTULOSE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 194
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 86 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 73
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 Oct. 27, 2016.
  • 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.