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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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20,257Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

889 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

1% of this provider’s 742 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

29% of this provider’s 889 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 889 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

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$1.16M

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

18,799

2014

19,176

2015

20,257

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 950

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

853

prescriptions.

180

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 778

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

171

patients, 19% of all patients

2 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 674

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 647

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
LISINOPRIL 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

7 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

8 16
FUROSEMIDE 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

9 10
METFORMIN HCL 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

11 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

12 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
TRAMADOL HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 17
CARVEDILOL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

15 20
CLOPIDOGREL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

16 24
GABAPENTIN 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

17 11
LORAZEPAM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

18 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

19 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

20 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

21 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

22 19
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

23 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

24 12
ALPRAZOLAM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

25 15
ALLOPURINOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

26 31
TRAZODONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

27 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

O 28 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

29 30
RANITIDINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

30 22
SERTRALINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

31 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

32 46
CLONAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

33 36
TEMAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

35 21
PREDNISONE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

36 38
DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

37 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 27
CRESTOR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

39 44
GLIPIZIDE ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

40 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

42 60
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

43 118
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 93
DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 42
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

46 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 96
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 48 37
ATENOLOL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 71
BUPROPION HCL SR 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 139
LEVOFLOXACIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A 52 91
XARELTO 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 107
MELOXICAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

54 26
IBUPROFEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

55 101
PROMETHAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

56 114
SYNTHROID 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 72
LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 58
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

59 89
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

60 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 73
PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 80
CELECOXIB 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 87
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 67
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

62 40
BENAZEPRIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 52
VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 50
JANUVIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

67 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

A 69 108
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

70 75
PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

70 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 43
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

73 99
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 74 84
VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

74 74
GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 132
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

78 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

79 45
TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

79 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 65
CHLORTHALIDONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

81 100
DEXILANT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 83 137
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

83 113
FLUCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

83 126
ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 83 97
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 83 176
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 88 69
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 86
GLIPIZIDE XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

90 211
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A 92 117
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

93 95
LANSOPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 93 254
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

95 112
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 95 62
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. 30, 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.