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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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13,040Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 204 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$829K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 192 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

35% of this provider’s 409 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

45% of this provider’s 409 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

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$709K

2014

$806K

2015

$829K

2016

Number of Claims

11,357

2014

13,157

2015

13,040

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,038

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

128

patients, 31% of all patients

O 1 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

121

patients, 30% of all patients

2 8
ALPRAZOLAM 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

3 15
OMEPRAZOLE 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

96

patients, 23% of all patients

4 5
LORAZEPAM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

5 25
LISINOPRIL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

96

patients, 23% of all patients

6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

83

patients, 20% of all patients

7 1
FUROSEMIDE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

85

patients, 21% of all patients

8 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

9 12
GABAPENTIN 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

10 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

11 3
SIMVASTATIN 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

12 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

13 18
TRAMADOL HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

O 14 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

15 14
OXYCODONE HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 16 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

16 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

18 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

19 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

20 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

21 34
METFORMIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

22 7
BENAZEPRIL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

23 52
CARVEDILOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

24 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

25 35
GLIPIZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

26 53
PREDNISONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

27 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

28 23
CLONAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 36
TRAZODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

30 29
SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

31 28
ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

32 31
VENTOLIN HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

33 74
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

33 16
MELOXICAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

33 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

36 19
CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

37 24
PROAIR HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

38 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

39 70
RANITIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

40 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

41 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

43 21
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

44 114
WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 43
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

46 32
DIAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 47 54
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 125
VICTOZA 3-PAK 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 48 207
AMOXICILLIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

A 50 105
DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

51 39
ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

51 97
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

51 46
MIRTAZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

54 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 71
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

55 61
VERAPAMIL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

57 133
TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 78
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

59 106
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 59 96
ACYCLOVIR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

61 291
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 63 69
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 Sept. 12, 2011.
  • 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.