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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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9,328Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 382 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$829K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 193 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

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

5% 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

35% of this provider’s 497 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 497 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$699K

2014

$753K

2015

$829K

2016

Number of Claims

8,319

2014

8,914

2015

9,328

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 449

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

105

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
SIMVASTATIN 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

107

patients, 22% of all patients

2 9
TRAMADOL HCL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

O 3 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
CRESTOR 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

6 44
METFORMIN HCL ER 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

6 34
OMEPRAZOLE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
LORAZEPAM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

9 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

10 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

11 32
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

12 89
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

13 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

14 19
FUROSEMIDE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

15 10
MELOXICAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

16 26
CARVEDILOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

16 20
GABAPENTIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

18 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

O 20 6
ZETIA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

21 82
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 8
LISINOPRIL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

23 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
SYNTHROID 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

25 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

26 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

27 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

27 33
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 29
JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 57
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 56
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

32 14
CLOPIDOGREL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 16
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 61
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 118
JANUMET XR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 37 209
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 67
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 48
SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 30
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

42 38
ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

43 31
METFORMIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 7
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 35
BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 115
WARFARIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 43
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A 48 47
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

A 48 117
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

50 116
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 86
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 40
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 125
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 Feb. 14, 2012.
  • 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.