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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,406Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 191

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 191

424 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in South Carolina
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

13% of this provider’s 790 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$181 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $140 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in South Carolina
TRAZODONE HCL 620 63 1 1
RISPERIDONE 465 106 2 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 462 92 R 3 3
MIRTAZAPINE 284 27 4 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 259 15 5 5
CYMBALTA 256 18 6 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 240 0 7 7
ABILIFY 238 33 8 8
INVEGA SUSTENNA 226 30 9 30
CLOZAPINE 201 12 10 16
BUPROPION XL 188 0 11 18
OLANZAPINE 184 19 12 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 170 32 13 6
SERTRALINE HCL 166 28 14 4
PAROXETINE HCL 159 21 15 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 158 19 16 12
BUPROPION HCL SR 156 25 17 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154 0 18 19
HALOPERIDOL 151 26 19 23
LAMOTRIGINE 146 0 20 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 140 0 21 10
LITHIUM CARBONATE 135 12 22 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 117 13 23 15
INVEGA 115 0 24 38
SEROQUEL 109 0 25 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 109 0 25 35
RISPERDAL CONSTA 102 0 27 28
SEROQUEL XR 94 0 28 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92 27 29 21
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 84 0 R 30 32
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 74 11 31 25
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 72 0 32 53
FANAPT 72 0 32 75
GABAPENTIN 67 0 34 22
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 64 15 35 29
DOXEPIN HCL 61 0 36 43
PRISTIQ ER 58 0 37 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 12 R 38 42
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 July 9, 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.