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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,734Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 207 providers in this state and specialty

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 207 providers in this state and specialty

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

87% 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.

45 of this provider’s 75 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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

0% of this provider’s 401 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

$172 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $109 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.27M

2014

$1.32M

2015

$1.5M

2016

Number of Claims

7,284

2014

8,237

2015

8,734

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
TRAZODONE HCL 572

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

100

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
RISPERIDONE 469

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

P 2 5
CLONAZEPAM 443

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 417

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
INVEGA SUSTENNA 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

P 5 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

P 6 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 42

patients, 10% of all patients

7 19
MIRTAZAPINE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

8 17
LAMOTRIGINE 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
ARIPIPRAZOLE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 16
DULOXETINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
BUPROPION XL 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

12 18
ALPRAZOLAM 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 7% of all patients

13 3
SERTRALINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

14 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

16 15
HALOPERIDOL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 27
OLANZAPINE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P 17 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
GABAPENTIN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

19 22
PAROXETINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

21 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
LORAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

23 7
PRAZOSIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

24 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

27 29
LATUDA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 28 34
SEROQUEL XR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 36
LITHIUM CARBONATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 32
TEMAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

31 31
PALIPERIDONE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 57
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 28
BUPROPION HCL SR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 30
CLOZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 26
DIAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 36 24
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 35
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 69
TOPIRAMATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 39 37
PRISTIQ 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 40 44
DOXEPIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 41 47
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 61
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 40
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 July 9, 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.