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Prescriber Checkup

ERNEST MARTIN M.D.

309 W BELTLINE BLVD NORTH HILL PROFESSIONAL PARK

Anderson | South Carolina | 29625

(864) 261-9506

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Forensic Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,266Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$577K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
258 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
TRAZODONE HCL 405 35
CYMBALTA 354 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 344 57
RISPERIDONE 274 36
GABAPENTIN 218 23
ABILIFY 188 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 168 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 165 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 144 24
BUPROPION XL 136 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 130 18
MIRTAZAPINE 129 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 109 13
LAMOTRIGINE 108 0
TOPIRAMATE 103 0
PAROXETINE HCL 95 22
OXCARBAZEPINE 89 0
SERTRALINE HCL 77 0
SEROQUEL XR 75 0
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 70 0
BUPROPION HCL SR 69 0
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 68 12 S2
LITHIUM CARBONATE 67 0
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 64 0 R
VYVANSE 63 0 S2
HALOPERIDOL 61 0
PRISTIQ ER 59 0
PERPHENAZINE 59 25
VIIBRYD 57 11
PERPHENAZINE-AMITRIPTYLINE 51 12 R
SEROQUEL 51 0
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 Dec. 5, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.