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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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14,770Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 152 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$825K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 196 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

766 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

35% of this provider’s 766 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 766 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$567K

2014

$650K

2015

$825K

2016

Number of Claims

11,555

2014

13,128

2015

14,770

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 697

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

4 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

7 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

O 8 6
METFORMIN HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

9 7
GABAPENTIN 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
FUROSEMIDE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

11 10
TRAMADOL HCL 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

O 12 17
SIMVASTATIN 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

14 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

15 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

16 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

17 32
RANITIDINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

18 22
ALPRAZOLAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

19 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

20 12
CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

21 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 22 37
TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

23 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

24 19
ATENOLOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 41
LORAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

26 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

27 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

28 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

29 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

32 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 46
GLIPIZIDE ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 68
CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

34 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 34
GLIPIZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 53
MELOXICAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

39 26
SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

39 28
CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 43
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

A 43 117
DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 148
PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

46 55
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 40
AZITHROMYCIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

A 49 47
DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 39
CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 44
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 49
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A 54 84
BUPROPION XL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 115
CHLORTHALIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 56 100
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 79
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

57 116
LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 83
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 71
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 89
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

62 106
TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

62 64
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

64 127
CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 64 62
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

67 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 68 66
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 March 13, 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.