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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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14,826Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 151 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$774K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 229 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

455 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

33% of this provider’s 455 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 455 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$774K

2014

$756K

2015

$774K

2016

Number of Claims

14,650

2014

14,491

2015

14,826

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 758

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

115

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 541

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

2 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 526

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

3 8
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

O 4 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
METFORMIN HCL 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

6 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

7 3
OMEPRAZOLE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
FUROSEMIDE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
BENAZEPRIL HCL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

11 52
LISINOPRIL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

12 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

13 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

14 16
GABAPENTIN 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

15 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

O 16 6
RANITIDINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

17 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

18 33
CLONIDINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

19 62
VALSARTAN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

21 23
OXYCODONE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 22 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

23 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

25 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

26 18
CLOPIDOGREL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

27 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 69
PREDNISONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

29 38
SERTRALINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

30 28
CLONAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 35
CARVEDILOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

33 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 42
PROAIR HFA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

35 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 46
LYRICA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 58
SIMVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 99
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 192
IBUPROFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

41 101
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 5% of all patients

42 106
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 30
NIFEDIPINE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 45 109
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 48
NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 50 79
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 51 134
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 56
MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 53 26
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 65
NOVOLIN 70-30 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 55 273
KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 55 103
TRAZODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 57 29
LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

A 57 91
BENICAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 59 183
MECLIZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 112
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 59 53
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

62 116
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 119
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

62 74
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 65 76
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 65 32
ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 65 31
TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 68 17
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 69 77
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 Jan. 26, 2015.
  • 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.