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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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17,681Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 97 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

505 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

15% of this provider’s 505 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

46% of this provider’s 505 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$2.72M

2015

$1.78M

2016

Number of Claims

24,594

2014

25,717

2015

17,681

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 760

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

140

patients, 28% of all patients

O 1 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 659

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

130

patients, 26% of all patients

2 8
LISINOPRIL 609

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

102

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

4 1
METFORMIN HCL 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

5 7
FUROSEMIDE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

7 18
RANITIDINE HCL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

8 22
CRESTOR 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

9 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12
OMEPRAZOLE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

11 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

12 21
MELOXICAM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

13 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

14 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

15 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

16 3
TRAMADOL HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

O 17 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

18 19
GABAPENTIN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

19 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

19 59
PRAVACHOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

10 21 314
ZETIA 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

22 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

23 16
CLOPIDOGREL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

23 24
ALPRAZOLAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

25 15
NORVASC 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

10 26 295
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

27 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 37
CARVEDILOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

29 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

30 73
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 61
NEXIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

32 90
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

33 33
ETODOLAC 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

34 226
PROAIR HFA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

34 55
METFORMIN HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

36 34
GLUCOPHAGE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

10 37 380
ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

37 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 30
BENAZEPRIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 52
LYRICA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

42 95
LIPITOR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

43 304
TRAZODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 29
FENOFIBRATE* 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

45 123
SYNTHROID 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

46 72
SYMBICORT 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 94
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

48 60
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

49 76
SIMVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 9
RALOXIFENE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

51 156
SPIRIVA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 113
DEXILANT 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

53 137
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 32
CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 36
TOPROL XL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

56 359
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

57 69
TRADJENTA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

57 140
BYSTOLIC 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

57 120
VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 61 96
LASIX 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

10 62 426
ELIQUIS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 63 97
VERAPAMIL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

64 133
SURE COMFORT* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

64 329
BENICAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

66 183
NAPROXEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 102
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

68 75
NAMENDA XR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

69 81
BREO ELLIPTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

70 259
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

71 74
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

72 23
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 72 86
CARISOPRODOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 75 194
PLAVIX 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

75 386
GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

75 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

78 118
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

78 106
VYTORIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 80 264
KLOR-CON M20 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

81 103
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 160
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

A 82 84
OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O 84 51
FOSAMAX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

10 85 483
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

86 112
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 77
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 Nov. 26, 2007.
  • 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.