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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,789Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$522K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 207 providers in this state and specialty

485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

41% of this provider’s 115 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

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

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $109 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$711K

2014

$641K

2015

$522K

2016

Number of Claims

11,488

2014

12,204

2015

11,789

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 1,709

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

187

patients, 39% of all patients

1 3
CLONAZEPAM 715

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

93

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 683

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

P 3 4
LORAZEPAM 497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

4 7
TEMAZEPAM 491

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

5 31
DULOXETINE HCL 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 447

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

7 19
TRAZODONE HCL 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

8 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

9 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

11 20
BUPROPION XL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

12 18
SERTRALINE HCL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
MIRTAZAPINE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

13 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

15 13
DIAZEPAM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

16 24
LAMOTRIGINE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
PAROXETINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

18 33
RISPERIDONE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

P 19 5
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
GABAPENTIN 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
PERPHENAZINE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

P 22 66
ARIPIPRAZOLE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

P 23 16
OLANZAPINE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

P 24 11
CLONIDINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 6% of all patients

25 55
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 6
DOXEPIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

27 47
TOPIRAMATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 37
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 28
BUPROPION HCL SR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 15
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 46
LATUDA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 34
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 62
THIOTHIXENE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 34 93
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 87
VENLAFAXINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 73
BUSPIRONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 39 29
THIORIDAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 40 63
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 41 49
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 Oct. 11, 2007.
  • 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.