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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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15,740Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 131 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

724 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% 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

3% of this provider’s 468 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

16% of this provider’s 724 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 724 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$86 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

$1.3M

2014

$1.39M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

18,323

2014

17,795

2015

15,740

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 845

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

184

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

4 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
METFORMIN HCL 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
TRAMADOL HCL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

O 8 6
GABAPENTIN 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14
SIMVASTATIN 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
ALPRAZOLAM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

12 15
LISINOPRIL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

13 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

14 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

15 19
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

16 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

17 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

18 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

20 13
METFORMIN HCL ER 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

21 34
FUROSEMIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

22 10
CLONIDINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

23 62
PROAIR HFA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

24 55
CRESTOR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

25 44
MELOXICAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

26 26
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

27 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

28 46
BENAZEPRIL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

29 52
GLIPIZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

29 53
CLONAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

32 35
RANITIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

32 22
TIZANIDINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

34 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

35 21
IBUPROFEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 101
TRAZODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

37 29
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 33
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 65
CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

41 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 59
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 43 37
LYRICA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 58
VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 50
ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 31
CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 20
SERTRALINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

49 79
DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 51 60
NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

52 102
FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 86
KLOR-CON M20 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 103
JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 57
SYMBICORT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 94
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 95
SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 113
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 73
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 77
NEXIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 90
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 131
CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 30
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

63 74
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 114
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

66 23
XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 67 107
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

68 368
LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 69 98
TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 78
GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 45
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

69 119
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 106
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 132
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 75 178
DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 76 54
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 77 67
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.