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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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12,323Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 235 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$849K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 179 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

597 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

30% of this provider’s 597 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 597 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$69 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

$803K

2014

$808K

2015

$849K

2016

Number of Claims

11,737

2014

11,949

2015

12,323

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 484

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

3 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

4 2
LISINOPRIL 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

6 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

9 14
ALPRAZOLAM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

10 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

11 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

12 19
ALLOPURINOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

13 31
CARVEDILOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

14 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

15 13
FUROSEMIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
GABAPENTIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

18 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

19 45
MELOXICAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

21 21
PAROXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

22 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

23 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 60
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 6
VALSARTAN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 50
CRESTOR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

27 44
TRAMADOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

O 28 17
CLOPIDOGREL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 24
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 48
RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 22
AZITHROMYCIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

A 32 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 12
FENOFIBRATE* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 123
HYDRALAZINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 27
BENAZEPRIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 52
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 76
LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 25
SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 23
GLIPIZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 53
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 44 79
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 33
PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 69
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 46 302
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 61
TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 29
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 56
CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 62
ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 52 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 54 37
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 119
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

56 89
METFORMIN HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 57 34
NAPROXEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

57 102
DEXILANT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 59 137
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 61 42
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 62 93
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 62 85
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 62 83
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 58
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 66 157
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 66 40
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 68 57
VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 69 133
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 69 176
JANUMET XR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 69 209
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 Nov. 18, 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.