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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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17,458Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 101 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$831K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 189 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

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

46% 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

2% of this provider’s 553 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

22% of this provider’s 656 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 656 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$761K

2014

$764K

2015

$831K

2016

Number of Claims

16,885

2014

16,888

2015

17,458

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,038

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

861

prescriptions.

195

patients, 30% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 994

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

172

patients, 26% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 717

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

7 34
FUROSEMIDE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
METFORMIN HCL 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

9 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

11 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

12 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

13 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

14 21
CHLORTHALIDONE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

15 100
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

17 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
RANITIDINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

19 22
GABAPENTIN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
NIFEDIPINE ER 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

21 109
ALPRAZOLAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

22 15
GLIPIZIDE ER 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

23 68
ELIQUIS 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 97
CLOPIDOGREL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

25 24
INDAPAMIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

26 184
ALLOPURINOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

27 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

28 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

29 73
CARVEDILOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

30 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 42
SIMVASTATIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

32 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 32
TRAMADOL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 17
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

35 79
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 36 6
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 118
SERTRALINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 28
TRAZODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
IRBESARTAN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 124
LABETALOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 182
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 65
NAPROXEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

46 102
CARTIA XT 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 210
ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 95
RISPERIDONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 110
GLIPIZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 53
CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 44
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 35
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 48
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 43
LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 58
MEMANTINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 57 85
COLCHICINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 136
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

59 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 59 69
VALSARTAN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 46
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

63 116
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 71
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 65 37
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 67
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

68 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 30
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 52
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O 71 150
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 56
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 73 39
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 73 107
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

75 112
METHADONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O 75 231
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 Oct. 2, 2014.
  • 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.