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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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12,989Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 209 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$801K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 210 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

747 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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 526 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

32% of this provider’s 747 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 747 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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$584K

2014

$638K

2015

$801K

2016

Number of Claims

12,172

2014

12,141

2015

12,989

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 793

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

175

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 521

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

2 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

3 12
FUROSEMIDE 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

4 10
LISINOPRIL 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
METFORMIN HCL 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

7 19
SIMVASTATIN 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

8 2
GLIPIZIDE 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

10 53
NIFEDIPINE ER 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

11 109
OMEPRAZOLE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

12 5
GABAPENTIN 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

14 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

15 3
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

16 21
ATENOLOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

17 41
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

O 18 6
CLOPIDOGREL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

19 24
RANITIDINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

20 22
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

20 67
CARVEDILOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

22 20
TRAZODONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 29
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

24 143
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

25 76
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

26 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 23
JANUMET XR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 209
CLONIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 62
PROAIR HFA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

29 55
TRAMADOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 31 17
MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

32 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

33 30
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

34 106
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 13
ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 31
QUINAPRIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 200
JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 57
NIFEDICAL XL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 232
WARFARIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 43
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

40 38
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 35
VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

43 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 79
KLOR-CON M20 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

45 103
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 32
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 48
GLIPIZIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 68
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 80
LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A 50 91
NAPROXEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 102
FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 63
RISPERIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 53 110
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

53 73
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

55 241
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 27
MECLIZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 112
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 95
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

59 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A 60 84
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

61 101
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 46
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 63 82
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 21, 2015.
  • 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.