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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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6,262Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 601 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$410K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 579 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

312 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

29% of this provider’s 312 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 312 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$442K

2014

$412K

2015

$410K

2016

Number of Claims

6,058

2014

6,356

2015

6,262

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 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

63

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

59

patients, 19% of all patients

2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

5 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
ALPRAZOLAM 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

7 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

8 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
FUROSEMIDE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

10 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

11 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

12 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

14 25
TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O 15 17
SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

16 28
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

17 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

19 27
MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

20 26
METFORMIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

20 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

22 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

23 30
BUPROPION XL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 115
ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 41
GLIPIZIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 68
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

27 52
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
GABAPENTIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

29 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

30 46
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

31 92
SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

31 72
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

34 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 35 35
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

O 35 6
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

37 38
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 July 22, 2010.
  • 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.