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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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28,285Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

788 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

7% of this provider’s 663 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

33% of this provider’s 788 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 788 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.44M

2016

Number of Claims

29,278

2014

29,239

2015

28,285

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 1,333

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,205

prescriptions.

184

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 945

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

151

patients, 19% of all patients

2 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 823

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 742

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

4 9
LISINOPRIL 664

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 649

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

6 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 635

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

7 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

8 2
OMEPRAZOLE 567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

10 18
ALLOPURINOL 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

11 31
BENAZEPRIL HCL 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

12 52
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

O 13 6
GABAPENTIN 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

14 11
ALPRAZOLAM 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

15 15
FAMOTIDINE* 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

16 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

16 73
METFORMIN HCL 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

18 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

19 16
RANITIDINE HCL 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

20 22
TRAMADOL HCL 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

O 21 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

22 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

23 45
CLOPIDOGREL 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

24 24
PAROXETINE HCL 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

24 80
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

26 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

27 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 66
SERTRALINE HCL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

29 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

30 43
METFORMIN HCL ER 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

31 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

32 21
FENOFIBRATE* 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

33 86
DONEPEZIL HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

34 42
LORAZEPAM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

35 25
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

36 35
CLONIDINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 62
CITALOPRAM HBR 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 30
TRAZODONE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

39 29
MELOXICAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

40 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

41 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

41 13
CARVEDILOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

43 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 70
DULOXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

45 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 69
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

47 65
IRBESARTAN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 124
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

48 40
NAMENDA XR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

<11 50 81
VALSARTAN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

52 60
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

53 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 79
LEVETIRACETAM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 98
ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

56 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 71
CRESTOR 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

58 44
DIGOXIN 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 145
SYMBICORT 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 94
CELECOXIB 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 87
TERAZOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 155
AGGRENOX 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 63 261
CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 36
RISPERIDONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 65 110
MIRTAZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 49
CILOSTAZOL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 204
ELIQUIS 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 97
FINASTERIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 92
VENTOLIN HFA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

70 74
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 19
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 166
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 88
JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 57
KLOR-CON M20 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 103
LANTUS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 131
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 95
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

79 77
ROPINIROLE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 80 96
JANUMET 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 80 174
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 75
DIAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 54
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

84 119
TEMAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

85 78
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A 85 129
NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

87 90
LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 88 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A 88 84
SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

90 113
AMIODARONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 90 191
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

90 59
MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 93 85
TRADJENTA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 93 140
NOVOLOG 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 93 196
AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A 96 47
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 371
TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-200 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 97 444
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

97 127
BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 100 104
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 101 134
HUMALOG 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 102 229
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

102 55
BUMETANIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 220
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 104 242
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

106 93
AMOXICILLIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A 106 105
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

108 89
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

109 101
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 1, 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.