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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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14,867Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 150 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$746K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 249 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

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

63% 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

3% of this provider’s 368 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

20% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$713K

2014

$713K

2015

$746K

2016

Number of Claims

14,993

2014

15,445

2015

14,867

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 961

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

143

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 750

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

119

patients, 24% of all patients

2 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

4 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

5 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

6 12
LISINOPRIL 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

9 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

10 16
OMEPRAZOLE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

11 5
CLONIDINE HCL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

12 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

13 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

14 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

15 32
FUROSEMIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
BENAZEPRIL HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

17 52
CARVEDILOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

18 20
CLOPIDOGREL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

19 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

O 20 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

21 27
GABAPENTIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

22 11
SIMVASTATIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 9
RANITIDINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

24 22
TRAMADOL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O 25 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

26 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 69
ALPRAZOLAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 15
ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

29 31
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 48
GLIPIZIDE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 68
TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

32 29
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 178
GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 53
TRADJENTA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 140
SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 99
SPIRONOLACTONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

38 70
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 61
KLOR-CON M20 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

40 103
IBUPROFEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

41 101
PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 80
LEVETIRACETAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 98
JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

44 57
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 45 37
FINASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 45 92
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 35
MECLIZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

48 112
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 48 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 42
NIFEDIPINE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 109
MIRTAZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 49
JANUMET 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 52 174
ELIQUIS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 52 97
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 75
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

56 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 23
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

58 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 59 132
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

60 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 60
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 64 118
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 26, 2009.
  • 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.