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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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18,218Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 82 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

819 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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 625 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

35% of this provider’s 819 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 819 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.07M

2015

$1.2M

2016

Number of Claims

16,367

2014

17,634

2015

18,218

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 700

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

3 12
LISINOPRIL 527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

5 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

6 3
METFORMIN HCL 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

O 8 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

O 9 6
FUROSEMIDE 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
OMEPRAZOLE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

11 5
NIFEDIPINE ER 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

12 109
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

13 14
ALPRAZOLAM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

14 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

15 19
RANITIDINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

16 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

17 8
GABAPENTIN 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

19 13
CLOPIDOGREL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

20 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

21 45
CARVEDILOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

22 20
VALSARTAN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

23 50
ATENOLOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

24 41
IBUPROFEN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

25 101
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

26 21
ALLOPURINOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

27 31
JANUVIA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

28 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

29 23
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

30 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

31 132
HYDRALAZINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 75
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

32 61
LORAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

34 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

34 16
COLCHICINE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

36 136
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

O 36 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 69
TRAZODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

39 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 42
GLIPIZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 53
PROAIR HFA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

39 55
TIZANIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

43 64
DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

44 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

47 33
AMOXICILLIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

A 47 105
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

49 93
LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 58
CLONIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 62
CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 44
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 67
GLIPIZIDE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 68
OXYCODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 54 51
BENAZEPRIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 52
MELOXICAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 26
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

58 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 79
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 71
MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 49
SYMBICORT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 94
PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

63 38
DIAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 54
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 118
METFORMIN HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 34
CELECOXIB 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

67 87
VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

69 74
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A 69 108
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A 71 117
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

72 106
NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 70
NAPROXEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

75 102
ELIQUIS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 97
MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 112
KLOR-CON M20 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 103
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 30
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

81 73
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 81 99
FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 83 63
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

83 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 85 66
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 86 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 60
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 87 222
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 89 95
VERAPAMIL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 133
IRBESARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

90 124
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 Aug. 4, 2014.
  • 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.