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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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20,180Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$762K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 238 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

459 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

6% of this provider’s 447 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

20% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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

$833K

2014

$745K

2015

$762K

2016

Number of Claims

18,622

2014

16,086

2015

20,180

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 971

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

966

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

1 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 968

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

963

prescriptions.

104

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
MEMANTINE HCL 802

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

802

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

3 85
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 688

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

100

patients, 22% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 606

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

6 12
MIRTAZAPINE 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

7 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

8 16
ELIQUIS 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

9 97
OMEPRAZOLE 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

10 5
GABAPENTIN 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

11 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

12 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

13 42
CLOPIDOGREL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

14 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

15 88
CARVEDILOL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

16 20
KLOR-CON 10 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

<11 17 142
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

18 2
TAMSULOSIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

19 27
METFORMIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

20 7
DULOXETINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

21 39
SERTRALINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

22 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

23 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

24 30
CRESTOR 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

<11 25 44
LEVETIRACETAM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

26 98
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

27 13
SIMVASTATIN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

28 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O 29 6
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 181
RANITIDINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 43
TRAZODONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

33 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

34 65
NAMENDA XR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 81
NEXIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

<11 35 90
FAMOTIDINE* 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 63
XARELTO 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 107
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 89
TRAMADOL HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

O 40 17
LORAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

41 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 69
ALLOPURINOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P 44 66
HYDRALAZINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 75
ONDANSETRON HCL* 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

46 185
RANEXA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11 47 234
AMIODARONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

48 191
PRISTIQ 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11 49 300
PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

50 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

51 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 52 121
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

53 138
DIGOXIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 53 145
PAROXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 80
CELECOXIB 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 56 87
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

57 56
LATANOPROST 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 149
BENAZEPRIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 59 52
VALSARTAN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

59 50
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 61 106
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 166
JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 63 57
FINASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

63 92
METOLAZONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 65 205
ROZEREM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 65 323
NUEDEXTA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 67 201
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 67 93
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 69 187
TRADJENTA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 70 140
LEVEMIR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 71 162
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

A 72 180
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 72 41
VESICARE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 74 173
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

75 161
OXYCODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 76 51
AMITIZA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 76 159
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

78 73
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 79 151
OXYCONTIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O 79 190
RAPAFLO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 81 369
SENSIPAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 81 251
DEXILANT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 81 137
MULTAQ 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 84 344
CILOSTAZOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 84 204
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 86 76
NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

87 165
LETROZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 87 375
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 March 16, 2018.
  • 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.