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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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10,252Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 337 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$748K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 247 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

343 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

23% of this provider’s 343 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 343 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$689K

2014

$759K

2015

$748K

2016

Number of Claims

10,001

2014

10,829

2015

10,252

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 662

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

116

patients, 34% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 474

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

77

patients, 22% of all patients

O 2 6
CARVEDILOL 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

3 20
LISINOPRIL 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

8 34
FUROSEMIDE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

9 10
OMEPRAZOLE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
GABAPENTIN 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
METFORMIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

12 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
CRESTOR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

14 44
RANITIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

15 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

16 29
CLONAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 5% of all patients

18 36
OXYCODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 19 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

19 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

21 19
MELOXICAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

21 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

23 95
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

24 16
CELECOXIB 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

25 87
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 35
SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 28
DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 39
PROAIR HFA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

29 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

30 60
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

30 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

32 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

34 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 35 32
LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 58
VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

38 50
FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 38 92
PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

41 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 41 42
LEVETIRACETAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 43 98
TRAMADOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 44 17
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 44 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

46 65
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

47 76
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

47 89
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 49 48
GLIPIZIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 49 68
CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

51 24
NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

52 90
TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 140
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

54 166
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 April 11, 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.