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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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19,469Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$918K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 141 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

7% of this provider’s 431 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

33% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 508 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$742K

2014

$842K

2015

$918K

2016

Number of Claims

12,139

2014

14,269

2015

19,469

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
RANITIDINE HCL 658

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

101

patients, 20% of all patients

1 22
FUROSEMIDE 656

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

2 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

5 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

7 1
TRAZODONE HCL 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

8 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
MIRTAZAPINE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

10 49
SIMVASTATIN 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

11 9
LISINOPRIL 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

12 4
METFORMIN HCL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

13 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P 14 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

15 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

16 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

18 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

19 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

O 19 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

21 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

23 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

24 8
GABAPENTIN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

25 11
CLONAZEPAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

26 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

27 16
ATENOLOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 41
MEMANTINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 85
CLOPIDOGREL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 24
PREDNISONE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

30 38
SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 88
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

34 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

35 19
ALPRAZOLAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

36 15
ALLOPURINOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

37 31
CARVEDILOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 20
TRAMADOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O 39 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 40
ELIQUIS 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 97
LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 25
CLONIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 62
SYNTHROID 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 72
XARELTO 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 107
BENAZEPRIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 52
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 151
BUSPIRONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 48 121
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 56
JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 50 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 69
AZITHROMYCIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

A 52 47
LEVETIRACETAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 53 98
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 32
CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

55 44
GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 53
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 57 75
LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 58
DIGOX 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 59 227
WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

60 43
MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

60 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 33
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 60 118
ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 64 96
DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

65 39
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 65 80
OLANZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 146
IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

68 101
GLIPIZIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 69 68
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 77
FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 71 92
DILTIAZEM HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 218
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 72 60
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 74 113
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 75 48
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

76 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 76 70
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

78 106
METOLAZONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 78 205
RALOXIFENE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 78 156
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 81 93
CILOSTAZOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 81 204
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

81 112
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 81 87
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 Oct. 5, 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.