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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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14,232Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 168 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$647K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 340 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

555 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

44% of this provider’s 555 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 555 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

$45 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

$670K

2014

$647K

2015

$647K

2016

Number of Claims

13,237

2014

13,788

2015

14,232

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 581

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

117

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LORAZEPAM 577

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

2 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 571

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

109

patients, 20% of all patients

O 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
GABAPENTIN 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

6 11
SIMVASTATIN 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

7 9
METFORMIN HCL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

8 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

9 12
BENAZEPRIL HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

10 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

11 8
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

12 67
TRAMADOL HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

O 13 17
CARVEDILOL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

14 20
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

15 93
FUROSEMIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

17 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

18 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

19 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 33
TRIAZOLAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

10 20 297
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

22 2
TRAZODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

23 29
CLONAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 36
LISINOPRIL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

25 4
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

25 35
ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

27 31
RANITIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

28 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
DULOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 39
MELOXICAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

31 26
ALPRAZOLAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 15
ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

34 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 46
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

A 35 117
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

37 178
AZITHROMYCIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

A 38 47
GLIPIZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 53
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 48
SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 59
WARFARIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 132
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 23
DIAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 46 54
OXYCODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 46 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 14
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

48 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

50 42
ZETIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 82
CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 24
SYNTHROID 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 53 72
GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 45
TEMAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 78
LEVOFLOXACIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

A 56 91
GEMFIBROZIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

57 152
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 58 58
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 58 37
SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 94
DILTIAZEM HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 218
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

62 106
ESTRADIOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 62 130
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 84
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 56
LANSOPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 254
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

66 77
BUPROPION HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 68 296
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. 21, 2010.
  • 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.