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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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11,600Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 260 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$721K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 272 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

484 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

32% of this provider’s 484 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 484 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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$621K

2014

$608K

2015

$721K

2016

Number of Claims

8,568

2014

8,901

2015

11,600

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

99

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

O 3 6
LISINOPRIL 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

86

patients, 18% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

5 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

6 1
FUROSEMIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

7 10
OMEPRAZOLE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
GABAPENTIN 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

10 34
ALPRAZOLAM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

11 15
CARVEDILOL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

12 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

13 14
CLONAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

14 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
METFORMIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

16 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 17 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 13
CLONIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

19 62
LORAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

20 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 19
CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

24 12
MELOXICAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

25 26
RANITIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

26 31
TRAZODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

30 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 35
CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

32 44
VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

34 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 27
KLOR-CON M20 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 103
TEMAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 78
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 71
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 106
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

40 89
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 41 135
ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 41
GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 53
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

44 55
RALOXIFENE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 156
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 21
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 101
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 47 86
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

50 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 50 59
MUPIROCIN* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

53 170
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 Feb. 28, 2017.
  • 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.