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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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9,782Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 355 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$961K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 130 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

454 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

34% of this provider’s 454 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 454 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$98 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

$879K

2014

$920K

2015

$961K

2016

Number of Claims

8,739

2014

9,229

2015

9,782

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 517

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

99

patients, 22% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

3 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
SIMVASTATIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

6 9
BENAZEPRIL HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

7 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

9 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

10 27
BUPROPION XL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

11 115
METFORMIN HCL ER 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

12 34
LISINOPRIL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

13 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

14 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

14 35
DULOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

16 39
MELOXICAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

17 26
IRBESARTAN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

18 124
FINASTERIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

19 92
FUROSEMIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

20 10
GABAPENTIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

21 11
VALSARTAN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

22 50
CRESTOR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

23 44
RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

23 22
TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 23 17
LYRICA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 6
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 48
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 42
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

32 38
SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

33 28
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 19
SYNTHROID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 72
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

37 89
MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 85
SYMBICORT 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 94
CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 24
WELCHOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 199
CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 87
ESZOPICLONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 391
DOXEPIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 237
CIALIS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 462
WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 46 43
RALOXIFENE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 47 156
CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 48 20
BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 49 120
PREMARIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 50 280
KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 103
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. 8, 2012.
  • 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.