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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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8,586Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 427 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$284K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 753 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

436 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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 332 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

8% of this provider’s 436 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 436 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$33 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

$942K

2014

$911K

2015

$284K

2016

Number of Claims

20,499

2014

19,152

2015

8,586

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
FUROSEMIDE 501

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

1 10
LISINOPRIL 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

4 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

5 88
GABAPENTIN 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

6 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

7 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

O 8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

9 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

10 2
MIRTAZAPINE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

11 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

12 40
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

13 1
DULOXETINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

14 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

15 42
SERTRALINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

16 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

17 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

18 27
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

O 19 17
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 20 134
LORAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

21 25
TIZANIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

22 64
WARFARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

23 43
LEVETIRACETAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 24 98
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 25 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 16
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 30
ALPRAZOLAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

30 15
NAMENDA XR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 31 81
SIMVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

32 9
METFORMIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 7
RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 22
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 35 38
LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 36 58
CLOPIDOGREL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

37 24
METFORMIN HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 38 34
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 67
AMIODARONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 40 191
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 40 71
DALIRESP 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 42 345
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 43 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 44 46
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 45 188
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 April 1, 2014.
  • 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.