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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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14,706Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 154 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

606 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

3% of this provider’s 564 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

21% of this provider’s 606 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 606 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.59M

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

17,163

2014

15,073

2015

14,706

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 651

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

136

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 589

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

113

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

4 8
METFORMIN HCL ER 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

5 34
GABAPENTIN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

6 11
SIMVASTATIN 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

9 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

O 10 6
ALPRAZOLAM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

11 15
CLONAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

12 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

13 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

14 60
LORAZEPAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

14 25
BUPROPION XL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

16 115
CARVEDILOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

17 20
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

18 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

19 14
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

20 56
VALSARTAN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

21 50
CRESTOR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

22 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

23 27
LISINOPRIL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

24 4
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 25 37
DULOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 39
METFORMIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

27 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

28 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 23
IRBESARTAN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 124
RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 22
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

32 89
TRAMADOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O 33 17
ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

33 31
RALOXIFENE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 156
WARFARIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

38 16
CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

39 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 12
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

43 38
FUROSEMIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 10
RAMIPRIL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 147
SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 28
NIACIN ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 221
SYNTHROID 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 72
LYRICA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 58
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 202
TORSEMIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

50 154
ESTRADIOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 130
JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 52 57
TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 29
CELECOXIB 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 87
ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 46
DIAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 54
BYSTOLIC 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 120
CHLORTHALIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 100
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 217
MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 26
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 208
WELCHOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 199
ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 30
FENTANYL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 67 122
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 68 71
TOPIRAMATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 70 141
DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 42
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

72 119
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 106
ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 96
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 176
COLCHICINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 136
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 June 7, 2017.
  • 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.