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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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6,552Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 575 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$496K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 484 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

187 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

21% of this provider’s 187 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 187 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

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

2014

$457K

2015

$496K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

6,326

2015

6,552

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 433

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

71

patients, 38% of all patients

1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

44

patients, 24% of all patients

2 8
RANITIDINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

41

patients, 22% of all patients

3 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 17% of all patients

4 19
LISINOPRIL 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 18% of all patients

4 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 17% of all patients

6 14
GABAPENTIN 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

42

patients, 22% of all patients

7 11
LOVASTATIN 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 17% of all patients

8 83
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

47

patients, 25% of all patients

9 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 13% of all patients

10 12
OMEPRAZOLE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

11 5
METFORMIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

12 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

13 2
SIMVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
ZETIA 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

15 82
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

16 3
CLONIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

17 62
ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

18 31
TRADJENTA 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

18 140
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

18 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

21 59
CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

22 20
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

23 76
GLIPIZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

24 53
CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

25 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

26 45
IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

27 101
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 28 50
JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 29 57
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

30 55
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

31 75
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

31 119
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

33 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

33 65
SERTRALINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 35 28
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

35 29
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

37 89
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 37 52
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

37 90
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 20, 2014.
  • 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.