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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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22,379Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

956 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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 882 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

31% of this provider’s 956 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 956 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$1.86M

2014

$2.05M

2015

$1.94M

2016

Number of Claims

20,940

2014

22,544

2015

22,379

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,000

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

940

prescriptions.

169

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 743

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

2 40
SIMVASTATIN 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

3 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

O 4 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

5 13
LORAZEPAM 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

5 25
VALSARTAN 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

7 50
OMEPRAZOLE 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

8 5
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

9 35
TRAMADOL HCL 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10 17
METFORMIN HCL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

11 7
FUROSEMIDE 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

12 10
ALPRAZOLAM 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

13 15
GABAPENTIN 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

15 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

16 16
CLONAZEPAM 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

17 36
CARVEDILOL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

18 20
SYNTHROID 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

19 72
MIRTAZAPINE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

20 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

21 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

22 1
TAMSULOSIN HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

23 27
CRESTOR 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

24 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

25 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

26 71
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

27 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

28 23
BENICAR 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

29 183
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 30 66
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

31 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

32 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

32 30
JANUVIA 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

34 57
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

35 76
NAMENDA XR 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

36 81
CLOPIDOGREL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

37 24
BENICAR HCT 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

38 214
ELIQUIS 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 97
BYSTOLIC 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

40 120
CELECOXIB 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 87
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

42 56
TRAZODONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

43 29
ULORIC 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

44 246
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

45 32
BUMETANIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

46 220
MEMANTINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

<11 46 85
RANITIDINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 22
SYMBICORT 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

49 94
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

50 89
LABETALOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

51 182
ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

52 31
CEFUROXIME 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

A 53 144
LIVALO 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

54 286
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

55 118
DIAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 54
JARDIANCE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 397
DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 39
VASCEPA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

59 306
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

A 60 84
DEXILANT 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

60 137
FINASTERIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

62 92
PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

63 38
LISINOPRIL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

64 4
DUTASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 303
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 66 88
XARELTO 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 67 107
METHOTREXATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 67 266
LYRICA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

69 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 14
JANUMET 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 174
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

72 52
NIFEDIPINE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 109
VICTOZA 3-PAK 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 207
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

75 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 70
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

77 241
DONEPEZIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

78 42
CEPHALEXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

A 78 111
CHLORTHALIDONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 100
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

81 119
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

82 33
NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 90
METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

82 34
PROMETHAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

82 114
VICTOZA 2-PAK 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 442
IRBESARTAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

86 124
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 88 69
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

90 21
MYRBETRIQ 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

90 172
PRISTIQ 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 92 300
DIFLUNISAL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

93 467
OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 94 51
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 96
SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 28
ROZEREM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 97 323
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 202
FLUCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

99 126
AMITIZA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

99 159
LEVEMIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 101 162
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. 24, 2010.
  • 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.