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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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9,305Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 385 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$667K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 319 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

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

26% 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

30% of this provider’s 603 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 603 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$614K

2014

$625K

2015

$667K

2016

Number of Claims

10,857

2014

9,385

2015

9,305

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 421

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 421

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

3 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

7 16
SIMVASTATIN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

8 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

9 18
GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11
FUROSEMIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

10 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

12 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

13 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

14 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

16 35
CHLORTHALIDONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

17 100
METFORMIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

18 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

19 32
TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O 20 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

21 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

22 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 42
GLIPIZIDE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 68
CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
RANITIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 22
CLOPIDOGREL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 14
LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

31 71
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 13
ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 41
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 44
SPIRIVA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 113
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 37 93
AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

A 38 47
ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 31
MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

39 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 43
JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 57
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 43 6
FAMOTIDINE* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 63
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 39
TORSEMIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 154
MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 49
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 48 60
NAMENDA XR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 48 81
HUMULIN 70-30 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 48 287
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 48 36
KLOR-CON 10 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 52 142
AGGRENOX 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 52 261
SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 28
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

55 127
CEFDINIR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 55 164
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 March 4, 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.