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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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18,186Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$960K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 131 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

864 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

2% of this provider’s 775 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

53% of this provider’s 864 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 864 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$893K

2014

$959K

2015

$960K

2016

Number of Claims

15,645

2014

17,201

2015

18,186

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 700

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

176

patients, 20% of all patients

1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

O 2 6
GABAPENTIN 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

191

patients, 22% of all patients

3 11
LORAZEPAM 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

4 25
SIMVASTATIN 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

140

patients, 16% of all patients

5 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

7 35
TRAMADOL HCL 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

O 8 17
METFORMIN HCL 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

9 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

10 23
LISINOPRIL 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

11 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

12 1
OMEPRAZOLE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

13 5
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

206

patients, 24% of all patients

A 14 84
ALPRAZOLAM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

15 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

16 33
FUROSEMIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

17 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

18 14
PREDNISONE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

19 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

20 13
SERTRALINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

21 28
CLONAZEPAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

22 36
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

142

patients, 16% of all patients

A 23 108
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

147

patients, 17% of all patients

24 127
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

25 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

25 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

27 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

28 12
CARVEDILOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

29 20
DICYCLOMINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

30 169
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

31 27
CLOPIDOGREL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

32 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

33 21
MELOXICAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

34 26
ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

35 31
METOLAZONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

36 205
TIZANIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

37 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

38 32
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

39 158
GLIMEPIRIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

40 45
RANITIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

41 22
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

42 116
CEPHALEXIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

A 43 111
GEMFIBROZIL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

43 152
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

43 125
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

46 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

47 30
TEMAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

47 78
IMIPRAMINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

49 393
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

49 61
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

51 41
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

A 52 117
NITROFURANTOIN* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

A 53 306
WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 43
DIAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

54 54
SULINDAC 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

56 244
ESTRADIOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

57 130
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

58 53
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

58 421
LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 58
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 56
MECLIZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

62 112
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

63 67
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 99
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

65 70
LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 65 91
CHLORTHALIDONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 100
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 40
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

69 77
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 80
LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 83
CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 87
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

73 44
AMOXICILLIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 73 105
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 71
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A 75 129
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

75 114
RAMIPRIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 147
SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 72
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

81 42
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 81 47
FLUCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

81 126
VOLTAREN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

81 197
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 85 131
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

85 62
KETOCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

85 212
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. 22, 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.