Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

17,029Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 110 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$739K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 257 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

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

28% 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 766 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

22% of this provider’s 907 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

More resources »

Opioids

9% of this provider’s 907 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$718K

2014

$721K

2015

$739K

2016

Number of Claims

16,093

2014

15,501

2015

17,029

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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 842

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

196

patients, 22% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 675

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
METFORMIN HCL 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

4 7
FUROSEMIDE 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

5 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

6 14
GABAPENTIN 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

7 11
SIMVASTATIN 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

9 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

10 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

11 32
ALPRAZOLAM 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

12 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

13 8
LISINOPRIL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

14 4
TRAMADOL HCL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

O 15 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

16 30
CLONAZEPAM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

17 36
LORAZEPAM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

18 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
TRAZODONE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

20 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

21 45
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

22 125
ATENOLOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

23 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 33
PENTOXIFYLLINE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

25 284
CARVEDILOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
CLONIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

27 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

27 16
MELOXICAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

29 26
ALLOPURINOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

30 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

31 21
GLIPIZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

32 53
CLOPIDOGREL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

33 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

34 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

35 27
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 67
LABETALOL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 182
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

38 19
BENAZEPRIL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

39 52
AZITHROMYCIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

A 40 47
PAROXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

41 80
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

42 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 6
SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 46
MECLIZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

46 112
SYMBICORT 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

47 94
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

47 119
DONEPEZIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

49 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

50 65
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

51 127
RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 40
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

54 116
ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 95
VERAPAMIL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

56 133
TEMAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

57 78
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 35
SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

59 72
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 269
DIAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 54
FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 62 92
PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 55
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

63 118
BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 104
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 63 66
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 67 250
METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 69 121
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 93
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 71 50
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

71 106
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 58
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 74 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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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. 26, 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.