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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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5,460Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 666 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$724K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 270 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

244 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

24% of this provider’s 244 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 244 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$133 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$393K

2014

$642K

2015

$724K

2016

Number of Claims

4,557

2014

5,235

2015

5,460

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 299

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

48

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

2 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

3 14
METFORMIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

5 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

6 2
LISINOPRIL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

7 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
GABAPENTIN 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

9 11
FUROSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

11 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

O 11 6
CARVEDILOL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

13 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

14 12
CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

15 62
OMEPRAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

16 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

17 16
SIMVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

18 9
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

19 53
TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 17
NORVIR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 21 276
PREZISTA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 22 328
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

23 74
ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 24 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O 25 37
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 25 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

A 27 108
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 28 65
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

29 24
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. 12, 2012.
  • 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.