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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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13,394Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 198 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$679K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 309 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

849 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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 675 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

36% of this provider’s 849 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 849 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$645K

2014

$749K

2015

$679K

2016

Number of Claims

12,687

2014

13,775

2015

13,394

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 539

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

4 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

5 12
ALPRAZOLAM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

6 15
METFORMIN HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

7 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

8 13
OMEPRAZOLE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

9 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

10 8
CLOPIDOGREL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

11 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

12 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

13 34
LISINOPRIL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

14 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

15 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

16 16
GABAPENTIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

18 18
TRAMADOL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

O 19 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

20 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

21 30
ALLOPURINOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

22 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

23 33
SIMVASTATIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

24 9
FENOFIBRATE* 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

25 86
MELOXICAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

26 26
LORAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

27 25
KLOR-CON M20 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

28 103
TRAZODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

28 29
CRESTOR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

30 44
GLIPIZIDE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

31 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 32
RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

33 22
BENAZEPRIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

34 52
JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

35 57
PREDNISONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

36 38
TIZANIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

37 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 69
CELECOXIB 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 87
GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 40 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 42
ZETIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 82
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 40
FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

44 92
WARFARIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

46 19
CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

47 20
LYRICA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 58
SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

49 28
LEVOFLOXACIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

A 50 91
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

50 21
SYNTHROID 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 72
DIAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

53 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

55 79
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 60
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 71
CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

59 46
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 67
GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 60 45
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 76
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 62 66
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

62 77
ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

65 96
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A 66 84
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 47
RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 68 147
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 68 48
ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 41
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 68 63
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 72 150
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 72 108
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 72 50
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 April 13, 2018.
  • 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.