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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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13,680Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 182 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$776K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 227 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

602 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

41% of this provider’s 602 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 602 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$847K

2014

$790K

2015

$776K

2016

Number of Claims

13,803

2014

13,998

2015

13,680

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 720

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

137

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 636

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 631

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

126

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
METFORMIN HCL 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

6 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

8 33
LISINOPRIL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

8 4
ALPRAZOLAM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15
VALSARTAN 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

11 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

12 16
SIMVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

14 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

15 27
TRAMADOL HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

O 16 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 6
MELOXICAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

18 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

18 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 35
GABAPENTIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 11
ATENOLOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

22 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

23 14
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

23 125
BUPROPION XL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

26 115
CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

27 24
SERTRALINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

28 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 30
LORAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 45
PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

32 38
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 48
CRESTOR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 44
CELECOXIB 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 87
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 40
ZETIA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 82
FUROSEMIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

38 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 19
DIAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 54
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 39
TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 29
FENOFIBRATE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

A 45 84
WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 43
AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

A 47 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

48 18
BENAZEPRIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 52
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 56
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

51 89
PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

52 55
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 80
FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 46
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 54 67
ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 31
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 57 180
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 69
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 59 129
RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 147
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 22
BENICAR HCT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 61 214
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 61 95
DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 64 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 60
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 66 123
JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 57
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 June 7, 2017.
  • 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.