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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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13,550Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 187 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

531 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

32% of this provider’s 531 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 531 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.04M

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.21M

2016

Number of Claims

13,159

2014

12,380

2015

13,550

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 491

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

139

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 477

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

O 2 6
OXYCODONE HCL 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

O 3 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

94

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
SIMVASTATIN 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
ALPRAZOLAM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

9 15
GABAPENTIN 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

11 13
METFORMIN HCL ER 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

12 34
CLONAZEPAM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

13 36
CHLORTHALIDONE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

14 100
FUROSEMIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

15 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

16 23
RANITIDINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

17 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
CRESTOR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

18 44
TORSEMIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

20 154
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

21 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

22 8
CARVEDILOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

23 20
ALLOPURINOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

24 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 25 37
MELOXICAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

26 26
METFORMIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

27 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

28 21
FENOFIBRATE* 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

29 86
VALSARTAN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

30 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

31 35
MIRTAZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

32 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

33 59
TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 29
DIAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 54
JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

36 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

37 27
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

38 89
ZETIA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

39 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 46
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

42 33
GLIPIZIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

43 68
TRAMADOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O 44 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

A 44 84
DULOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

47 14
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

48 52
ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 41
BYSTOLIC 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 120
NEXIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 90
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

51 61
CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

54 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 19
LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

56 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 95
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

59 32
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

61 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 62 96
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 132
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O 64 252
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

65 73
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

66 69
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 67
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

68 62
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 42
NAMENDA XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 69 81
KLOR-CON M20 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

72 103
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. 30, 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.