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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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17,219Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 105 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$824K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 197 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

494 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

25% of this provider’s 494 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

53% of this provider’s 494 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

$48 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

$222K

2014

$721K

2015

$824K

2016

Number of Claims

4,142

2014

14,644

2015

17,219

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 1,067

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

847

prescriptions.

163

patients, 33% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 624

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

124

patients, 25% of all patients

O 2 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

3 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

100

patients, 20% of all patients

4 2
METFORMIN HCL 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

5 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 37
OMEPRAZOLE 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
TRAMADOL HCL 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

101

patients, 20% of all patients

O 8 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

9 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

10 34
LISINOPRIL 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

11 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

12 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

13 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

14 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

15 18
RANITIDINE HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

16 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

17 23
GABAPENTIN 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

18 11
ALPRAZOLAM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

19 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

20 13
FUROSEMIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

21 10
TRAZODONE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

21 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

23 14
LOVASTATIN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

24 83
ALLOPURINOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

26 16
SIMVASTATIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

27 9
CARVEDILOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

28 20
TIZANIDINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

29 64
CRESTOR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

30 44
CLOPIDOGREL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 24
BENAZEPRIL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 52
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

33 76
CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 30
ATENOLOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

36 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

37 40
PROAIR HFA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

38 55
CLONIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

40 21
LYRICA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

42 33
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 176
SPIRONOLACTONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 70
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 93
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

46 60
IBUPROFEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

47 101
FLUOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 46
NAPROXEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

49 102
PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

49 38
CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 36
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 48
PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

53 80
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

54 116
JANUVIA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 57
GLIPIZIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

56 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

57 27
VENTOLIN HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

57 74
MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 26
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 59 67
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

59 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 69
NEXIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 90
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

64 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

66 106
VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

67 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 67 66
SYMBICORT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 94
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

70 77
BREO ELLIPTA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 71 259
GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 72 53
BENICAR HCT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 73 214
KLOR-CON M20 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 74 103
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

75 73
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 76 134
KLOR-CON M10 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 76 215
SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 76 28
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 May 25, 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.