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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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14,534Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 207 providers in this state and specialty

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 207 providers in this state and specialty

517 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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.

60 of this provider’s 99 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 517 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 517 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $109 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$937K

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

11,017

2014

14,184

2015

14,534

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 1,620

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

127

patients, 25% of all patients

P 1 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,001

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

P 2 4
SERTRALINE HCL 875

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

3 8
OLANZAPINE 839

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

P 4 11
CLONAZEPAM 812

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

5 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 694

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

6 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 688

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

7 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 644

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

8 15
LORAZEPAM 548

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
TRAZODONE HCL 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

11 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

12 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

13 20
HALOPERIDOL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

P 14 27
MIRTAZAPINE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

15 17
ARIPIPRAZOLE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

P 16 16
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

17 54
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 18 28
CARBAMAZEPINE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

19 43
BUSPIRONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

20 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

21 13
BUPROPION XL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

22 18
CLONIDINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

23 55
GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

24 22
DIAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 24
PAROXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

26 33
PROPRANOLOL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 27 50
DULOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 9
PALIPERIDONE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 57
ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

29 3
SEROQUEL XR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 36
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 32 83
AMANTADINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 33 68
TOPIRAMATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 37
LATUDA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 41
RISPERDAL CONSTA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 37 39
CLOZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 26
LITHIUM CARBONATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 39 32
THIORIDAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 40 63
INVEGA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 75
LOXAPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 48
OXCARBAZEPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 43 38
NAMENDA XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 44 60
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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.