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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,146Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 531 providers in this state and specialty

$445K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 531 providers in this state and specialty

320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

57% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 8%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $97 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$515K

2014

$503K

2015

$445K

2016

Number of Claims

10,564

2014

10,112

2015

10,146

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
ALPRAZOLAM 469

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

69

patients, 22% of all patients

1 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

65

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

74

patients, 23% of all patients

3 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

4 8
FUROSEMIDE 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

60

patients, 19% of all patients

5 9
METFORMIN HCL 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

7 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

8 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
OMEPRAZOLE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

10 5
DIAZEPAM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

11 77
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

12 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

13 2
TRAMADOL HCL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

O 14 13
GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

15 7
SIMVASTATIN 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
CLOPIDOGREL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

17 24
MELOXICAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

18 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

19 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

20 15
CLONAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

21 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 22 66
SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

23 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

24 14
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

25 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

25 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

27 30
PREDNISONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

61

patients, 19% of all patients

27 22
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

O 29 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

29 45
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

31 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

32 29
RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

33 16
IBUPROFEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

34 68
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

35 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

36 38
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

A 37 67
CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

38 20
GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 39 52
TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

39 26
AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

A 41 36
TIZANIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

42 46
VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

43 42
ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 44
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 45 73
AMOXICILLIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

A 46 104
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 47 74
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 48 70
LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

A 48 107
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

50 18
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 50 297
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 50 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

A 53 54
MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

53 128
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

55 37
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

56 117
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 Sept. 22, 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.