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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,701Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 207 providers in this state and specialty

$239K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 91 out of 207 providers in this state and specialty

325 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

30% of this provider’s 162 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

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

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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

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$51 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

$463K

2014

$394K

2015

$239K

2016

Number of Claims

7,495

2014

7,334

2015

4,701

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
ALPRAZOLAM 656

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

107

patients, 33% of all patients

1 3
CLONAZEPAM 261

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
TRAZODONE HCL 223

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 196

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

P 4 4
LORAZEPAM 193

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
SERTRALINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

6 8
LAMOTRIGINE 172

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

7 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

8 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 166

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

8 13
DIAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

10 24
DULOXETINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

12 19
MIRTAZAPINE 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

13 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

14 20
RISPERIDONE 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

P 15 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
BUPROPION HCL SR 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

17 30
OLANZAPINE 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

19 32
SUBOXONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 20 42
BUPROPION XL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

21 18
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

22 33
TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

22 31
GABAPENTIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 24 22
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 May 1, 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.