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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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7,037Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 541 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$398K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 591 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

334 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

22% of this provider’s 334 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 334 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$357K

2014

$430K

2015

$398K

2016

Number of Claims

5,440

2014

6,709

2015

7,037

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

67

patients, 20% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

67

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
SIMVASTATIN 253

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

3 9
METFORMIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

8 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

9 46
GABAPENTIN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

11 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

12 1
LORAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

13 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O 14 6
MELOXICAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

15 26
ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

16 15
ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

17 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

20 28
FUROSEMIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

21 10
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

21 56
CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

23 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

24 12
VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

25 50
MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

26 112
GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

26 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 28 35
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

29 188
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 23
TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

31 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 32 43
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 Jan. 27, 2012.
  • 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.