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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,331Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 207 providers in this state and specialty

$890K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 207 providers in this state and specialty

192 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

37 of this provider’s 45 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 192 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 192 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$206 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $109 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$670K

2014

$903K

2015

$890K

2016

Number of Claims

3,632

2014

4,291

2015

4,331

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 349

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

47

patients, 24% of all patients

1 6
TRAZODONE HCL 287

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

49

patients, 26% of all patients

2 2
RISPERIDONE 233

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

P 3 5
OLANZAPINE 171

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

P 4 11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 157

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

P 5 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

P 6 4
SERTRALINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

7 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

8 20
INVEGA SUSTENNA 123

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 8% of all patients

P 9 25
BUPROPION HCL SR 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

10 30
DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
GABAPENTIN 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 11% of all patients

12 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

13 23
TOPIRAMATE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 7% of all patients

14 37
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 7% of all patients

P 14 35
LATUDA 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

P 16 34
MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

17 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 8% of all patients

18 14
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

19 50
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 20 15
DOXEPIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 21 47
LAMOTRIGINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 7% of all patients

22 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 22 10
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P 24 56
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 8% of all patients

25 1
INVEGA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 75
ABILIFY MAINTENA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 72
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

P 28 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 28 13
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 55
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 Aug. 12, 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.
  • 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.