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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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26,679Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

690 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% 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

5% of this provider’s 533 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

46% of this provider’s 690 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

46% of this provider’s 690 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.16M

2014

$1.3M

2015

$1.33M

2016

Number of Claims

27,827

2014

26,161

2015

26,679

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 917

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

144

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 853

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

144

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
ALPRAZOLAM 852

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

3 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 832

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 759

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

142

patients, 21% of all patients

O 5 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 706

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

O 6 37
OMEPRAZOLE 703

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

7 5
FUROSEMIDE 655

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

8 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 604

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

9 18
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

10 99
METFORMIN HCL 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

11 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

12 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

13 14
SIMVASTATIN 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
GABAPENTIN 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

15 11
LISINOPRIL 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

16 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

17 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

18 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

19 27
ATENOLOL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

20 41
TRAMADOL HCL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 17
CARVEDILOL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

22 20
RANITIDINE HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

23 22
BENAZEPRIL HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

24 52
LEVOFLOXACIN 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

170

patients, 25% of all patients

A 25 91
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

26 16
GLIPIZIDE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

27 53
SERTRALINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

28 28
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

29 77
BACLOFEN 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

30 104
TRAZODONE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

31 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

32 30
NEXIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 90
DULOXETINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 39
PREDNISONE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

35 38
CLOPIDOGREL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

36 24
AZITHROMYCIN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

A 37 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

38 21
CLONIDINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

39 62
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 60
ALLOPURINOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 31
VENTOLIN HFA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

42 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

45 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 71
DONEPEZIL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

48 69
LEVETIRACETAM 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 98
LORAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

49 25
HYDRALAZINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

51 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 70
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

53 88
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

54 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 55 66
MEMANTINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 56 85
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 79
ADVAIR DISKUS 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

58 95
CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 40
IBUPROFEN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

60 101
KLOR-CON M20 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 103
CRESTOR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

63 44
LYRICA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 58
RISPERIDONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 65 110
TEMAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

66 78
PROMETHAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

66 114
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

66 76
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 59
MIRTAZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 49
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

71 67
NAPROXEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

71 102
DIAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 54
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

74 56
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A 75 292
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

76 362
NIFEDIPINE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 109
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 35
MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

79 26
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 80 272
OXYCODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 80 51
BUPROPION HCL SR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 82 139
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 132
NAPROXEN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

84 335
ELIQUIS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 97
RANEXA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 234
PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

87 55
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 87 150
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A 89 108
METFORMIN HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 90 34
DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 91 145
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 92 19
ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 92 96
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

94 274
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

94 89
JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 57
GLIPIZIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 68
VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 50
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 192
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 86
FLUCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

101 126
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 101 80
LEVEMIR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 103 162
NITROSTAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

103 271
NYSTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

105 165
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

105 119
TIZANIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 107 64
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 March 26, 2009.
  • 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.