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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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12,911Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$2.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 207 providers in this state and specialty

567 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

58% of this provider’s 111 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

0% of this provider’s 567 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$161 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

$1.91M

2014

$1.86M

2015

$2.08M

2016

Number of Claims

13,197

2014

13,021

2015

12,911

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 995

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
CLONAZEPAM 763

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
TRAZODONE HCL 589

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

107

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
RISPERIDONE 530

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

P 5 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 511

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

6 20
LORAZEPAM 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

7 7
SERTRALINE HCL 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

9 15
DULOXETINE HCL 463

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

10 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

P 11 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

12 19
TEMAZEPAM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

13 31
INVEGA SUSTENNA 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

P 14 25
BUPROPION XL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
OLANZAPINE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

P 16 11
MIRTAZAPINE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
RISPERDAL CONSTA 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

19 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

21 29
LAMOTRIGINE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

22 12
SEROQUEL XR 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

P 23 36
LATUDA 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

P 24 34
ARIPIPRAZOLE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

P 25 16
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 28
OXCARBAZEPINE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

27 38
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 21
PALIPERIDONE ER 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P 29 57
CLOZAPINE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 30 26
BUPROPION HCL SR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 30
DIAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
LITHIUM CARBONATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 32
PRAZOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 13
HALOPERIDOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 23
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 53
MEMANTINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 51
INVEGA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 75
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 46
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 40
GABAPENTIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 22
CARBAMAZEPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 45 43
TOPIRAMATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 37
PRISTIQ 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 44
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 48 54
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.