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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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8,957Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 406 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$448K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 540 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

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

39% 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 558 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$55.9K

2014

$320K

2015

$448K

2016

Number of Claims

1,351

2014

6,762

2015

8,957

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 457

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
ALPRAZOLAM 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

4 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

5 3
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

6 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

7 8
OMEPRAZOLE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

9 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10 6
SIMVASTATIN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

13 14
FUROSEMIDE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

14 10
RANITIDINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

15 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

16 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

17 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

19 19
ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

20 41
TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

21 29
ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 13
TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 24 17
SPIRIVA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

25 113
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 32
PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 55
AZITHROMYCIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

A 28 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 27
SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 28
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A 33 117
GLIPIZIDE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 68
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 18
CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 24
DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 37 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 46
MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 49
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 44
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 37
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 65
NAPROXEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

43 102
TIZANIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

44 64
MELOXICAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 26
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. 29, 2016.
  • 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.