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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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14,660Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 157 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$794K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 215 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

804 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

2% of this provider’s 718 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

34% of this provider’s 804 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 804 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$849K

2014

$832K

2015

$794K

2016

Number of Claims

14,714

2014

14,651

2015

14,660

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
OMEPRAZOLE 620

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

162

patients, 20% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 596

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

148

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

4 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
GABAPENTIN 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

6 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

O 7 6
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

8 32
ALPRAZOLAM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

9 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13
METFORMIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

11 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

11 21
ATENOLOL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

13 41
SERTRALINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

14 28
SIMVASTATIN 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

15 9
LORAZEPAM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

16 25
FUROSEMIDE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

17 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

18 12
LISINOPRIL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

19 4
TRAZODONE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

20 29
BUPROPION XL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

21 115
TRAMADOL HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

O 22 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

23 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

24 16
CLONAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

25 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

26 35
CLOPIDOGREL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

28 30
RANITIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

29 22
ALLOPURINOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 31
DULOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

31 39
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

A 32 84
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

33 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

34 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

35 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 19
AZITHROMYCIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

A 37 47
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

37 77
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 45
PREDNISONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

41 38
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

42 127
TIZANIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

43 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

44 46
LOVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

46 83
GLIPIZIDE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

48 27
FENOFIBRATE* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 86
BUSPIRONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 121
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 40
TEMAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 78
MIRTAZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 49
CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 20
FLUCONAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

55 126
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 55
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 52
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 189
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

59 76
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

60 60
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

61 26
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 67
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

62 48
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 44
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

64 148
JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 64 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 42
KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 103
TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 141
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 70 37
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. 17, 2016.
  • 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.