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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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25,072Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$748K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 246 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

503 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

4% of this provider’s 377 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

24% of this provider’s 503 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 503 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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

$290K

2014

$781K

2015

$748K

2016

Number of Claims

9,911

2014

23,489

2015

25,072

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 1,402

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,196

prescriptions.

117

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 996

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

798

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 839

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
FAMOTIDINE* 795

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

4 63
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 646

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 637

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
CARVEDILOL 636

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

7 20
SERTRALINE HCL 603

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

8 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

9 12
SIMVASTATIN 554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
FUROSEMIDE 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

11 10
GABAPENTIN 534

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

12 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

13 8
METFORMIN HCL 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

14 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 15 66
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

O 16 6
ALLOPURINOL 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

17 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

18 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

19 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

20 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

21 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

22 88
MIRTAZAPINE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 49
CLOPIDOGREL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

25 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

26 18
NAMENDA XR 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

27 81
DULOXETINE HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

28 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

<11 29 93
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

30 76
LEVETIRACETAM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

31 98
BACLOFEN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

<11 32 104
CITALOPRAM HBR 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

34 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 40
TRAMADOL HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

O 36 17
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O 37 37
NAMZARIC 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

<11 38 240
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

<11 39 151
TRAZODONE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 29
CALCITRIOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

<11 41 268
PREDNISONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

42 38
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

<11 43 187
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

45 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 46 71
LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

47 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

<11 47 43
PAROXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

49 80
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11 50 69
GLIMEPIRIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

51 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

52 73
CLONIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 62
LATANOPROST 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 149
VENLAFAXINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 55 225
OXYCODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 56 51
DIGOX 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 57 227
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 106
FINASTERIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 59 92
ALPRAZOLAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 32
OLANZAPINE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 P 62 146
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

63 19
VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 63 50
CALCIUM ACETATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 65 278
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

67 33
PROAIR HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

67 55
COLCRYS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 69 249
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

70 138
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 71 181
ZETIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 71 82
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 48
BUMETANIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 74 220
MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 75 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 76 60
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 99
TERAZOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 78 155
ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 79 96
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 80 160
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 81 188
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 82 35
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 82 67
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 84 79
GLIPIZIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 68
METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 34
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

86 186
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 88 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

A 89 84
JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 89 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 91 121
WELCHOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 92 199
VALPROIC ACID* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 92 472
NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 92 109
NUEDEXTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 92 201
BUPROPION HCL SR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 96 139
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

97 119
ACETAZOLAMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 97 384
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 97 110
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 100 36
FENTANYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 100 122
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 July 25, 2016.
  • 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.