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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,598Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 204

$1.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 204

659 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14% Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in South Carolina
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 659 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$156 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $116 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in South Carolina
CLONAZEPAM 792 118 131 B 1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 691 39 93 B 2 4
TRAZODONE HCL 686 97 121 3 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 597 64 100 R 4 6
RISPERIDONE 577 59 84 A 5 3
LORAZEPAM 556 92 91 B 6 9
SERTRALINE HCL 524 109 83 7 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 518 61 84 8 10
RISPERDAL CONSTA 482 26 47 A 10 9 36
CYMBALTA 472 26 79 10 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 436 28 70 A 11 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 409 41 78 12 15
OLANZAPINE 393 79 48 A 13 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 335 66 52 14 18
TEMAZEPAM 311 29 72 B 15 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 306 14 53 16 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 278 46 48 17 8
ABILIFY 261 37 54 A 18 14
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 241 36 31 A 19 24
SEROQUEL XR 226 25 39 A 20 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 217 <11 37 21 28
INVEGA SUSTENNA 198 16 25 A 22 33
LAMOTRIGINE 170 <11 31 23 16
LITHIUM CARBONATE 168 14 25 24 21
BUPROPION XL 154 <11 28 25 20
DIAZEPAM 154 31 26 B 25 23
INVEGA 149 15 31 A 27 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 143 <11 23 28 19
CLOZAPINE 137 <11 13 A 29 25
MIRTAZAPINE 126 30 30 30 17
PAROXETINE HCL 116 16 24 31 31
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 103 28 18 R 32 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98 28 16 R 33 44
OXCARBAZEPINE 88 <11 23 34 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 88 60 16 34 39
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 79 0 12 S2 36 26
HALOPERIDOL 77 <11 16 A 37 27
BUPROPION HCL SR 74 <11 14 38 32
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 71 <11 22 R 39 38
GABAPENTIN 65 <11 16 40 22
TOPIRAMATE 64 0 17 41 45
NAMENDA 64 <11 <11 41 37
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 57 19 18 A 43 47
CARBAMAZEPINE 55 <11 <11 44 42
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 0 11 45 34
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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.