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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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17,853Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 93 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

470 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

11% of this provider’s 411 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

29% of this provider’s 470 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 470 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$1.65M

2014

$1.72M

2015

$1.68M

2016

Number of Claims

17,823

2014

18,340

2015

17,853

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 817

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

122

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

3 10
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

4 76
METFORMIN HCL ER 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

5 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

6 8
LISINOPRIL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

8 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

9 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

10 12
GABAPENTIN 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

11 11
NAMENDA XR 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

12 81
IBUPROFEN 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

13 101
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

14 138
DONEPEZIL HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

15 42
ALPRAZOLAM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

15 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 3
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

18 48
TRAZODONE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

19 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

19 35
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

O 19 6
SIMVASTATIN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

22 9
RISPERIDONE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

P 23 110
CHLORTHALIDONE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

24 100
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 16
CRESTOR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

26 44
CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

27 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

28 60
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

O 29 150
NUEDEXTA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

<11 30 201
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

31 27
BENICAR HCT 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 214
ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 31
OMEPRAZOLE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

34 5
ELIQUIS 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 97
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 18
LEVETIRACETAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 98
CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 20
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 217
LATANOPROST 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 149
BYSTOLIC 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

41 120
METFORMIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 7
RANITIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 22
MIRTAZAPINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

44 49
SERTRALINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 28
TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 45 17
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

47 275
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 47 37
BREO ELLIPTA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 49 259
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

50 89
JANUMET 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 174
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 407
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 53 32
XARELTO 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 53 107
IRBESARTAN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 124
ZETIA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 56 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

57 21
MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 58 26
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 61
LAMOTRIGINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 60 168
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 46
DEXILANT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 62 137
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 148
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 65 43
JANUMET XR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 66 209
LORAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

66 25
KOMBIGLYZE XR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 68 433
CLOZAPINE ODT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 P 68 433
DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 68 39
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

A 71 84
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 71 113
NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 71 90
DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 74 145
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

74 13
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

76 38
FENTANYL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 O 77 122
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 77 40
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 77 157
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

A 80 108
FAMOTIDINE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

80 63
SENSIPAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 82 251
TIZANIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 83 64
RIVASTIGMINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

83 193
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

83 161
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 86 282
ARIPIPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P 87 177
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

87 106
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

89 55
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 89 75
BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

89 121
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 89 56
EXELON 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 93 239
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 93 131
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 95 41
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 July 18, 2014.
  • 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.