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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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10,600Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 323 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$560K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 419 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

430 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% 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

46% of this provider’s 430 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 430 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$564K

2014

$575K

2015

$560K

2016

Number of Claims

9,873

2014

10,169

2015

10,600

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 615

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

126

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 517

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

112

patients, 26% of all patients

2 8
METFORMIN HCL 436

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

93

patients, 22% of all patients

3 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

83

patients, 19% of all patients

4 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

7 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

8 45
RANITIDINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

9 22
GABAPENTIN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

11 32
LOVASTATIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

12 83
PREDNISONE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

13 38
OMEPRAZOLE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

13 5
INDAPAMIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

15 184
LISINOPRIL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

16 4
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

17 21
TERAZOSIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

18 155
ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

19 41
SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

20 28
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

80

patients, 19% of all patients

A 21 129
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

22 16
LORAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O 24 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 30
PROBENECID 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

10 26 347
JANUVIA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 57
SIMVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

28 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 23
FUROSEMIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

30 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

31 42
CLONIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 62
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 36
ALPRAZOLAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 15
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 35 65
CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 24
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 119
DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 38 39
ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 31
AZITHROMYCIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

A 40 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 27
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 93
TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

42 29
TEMAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 78
NAMENDA XR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

A 45 84
WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 60
BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

48 104
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

50 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 12
MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

52 49
RALOXIFENE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 53 156
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 54 71
LANSOPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

54 254
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 19
ONGLYZA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 56 260
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

58 56
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 16, 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.