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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,303Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 207 providers in this state and specialty

$420K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 207 providers in this state and specialty

313 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

65% of this provider’s 134 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 47%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 313 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$98 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $109 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$393K

2014

$457K

2015

$420K

2016

Number of Claims

3,832

2014

3,686

2015

4,303

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
RISPERIDONE 408

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

60

patients, 19% of all patients

P 1 5
TRAZODONE HCL 313

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
OLANZAPINE 313

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

P 2 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 275

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

4 15
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 274

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 224

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

P 6 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 160

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

8 20
SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

9 8
ARIPIPRAZOLE 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

11 14
BUSPIRONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

12 23
MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

13 17
CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

14 1
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

15 13
HALOPERIDOL 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 27
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

17 9
BUPROPION XL 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

18 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

19 41
SEROQUEL XR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 20 36
GABAPENTIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 21 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

22 29
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. 8, 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.