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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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19,230Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$909K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 144 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

750 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

34% of this provider’s 750 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 750 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$47 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

$781K

2014

$856K

2015

$909K

2016

Number of Claims

17,808

2014

18,854

2015

19,230

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,569

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

215

patients, 29% of all patients

O 1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 607

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

4 19
SIMVASTATIN 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

5 9
GABAPENTIN 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

5 11
TRAMADOL HCL 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

O 7 17
LISINOPRIL 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

8 4
METFORMIN HCL 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

9 7
RANITIDINE HCL 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

10 22
ALPRAZOLAM 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

11 15
FUROSEMIDE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

12 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

13 3
GLIPIZIDE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

14 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

15 2
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

16 79
DIAZEPAM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

17 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

18 16
LORAZEPAM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

19 25
MELOXICAM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

20 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

21 12
TRAZODONE HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

22 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

23 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

24 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

25 32
CARVEDILOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

27 70
TIZANIDINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

28 64
AMOXICILLIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

A 29 105
PROAIR HFA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

29 55
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

31 116
CLONAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 36
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 37
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

33 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

35 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

35 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

37 13
PREDNISONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

38 38
METFORMIN HCL ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 34
CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

41 8
SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

43 21
AZITHROMYCIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

A 44 47
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 56
LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 59
ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 31
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

49 77
SUCRALFATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

50 153
JANUVIA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 43
CLONIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 62
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

54 189
ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 41
MIRTAZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 35
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 48
VENTOLIN HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

59 74
NAPROXEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

60 102
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

A 60 84
CEPHALEXIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A 62 111
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

62 119
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

64 73
CELECOXIB 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 65 87
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 66 134
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 65
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

68 14
SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 94
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 3% of all patients

70 106
SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 113
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 40
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 39
ESTRADIOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 130
BUSPIRONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

75 121
PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 80
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 60
FLUCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

78 126
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 79 69
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 101
GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 81 45
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 Nov. 23, 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.