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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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5,875Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 207 providers in this state and specialty

$521K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 207 providers in this state and specialty

581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
33% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

28% of this provider’s 192 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

3% of this provider’s 581 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 *

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $109 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$532K

2014

$514K

2015

$521K

2016

Number of Claims

4,619

2014

5,248

2015

5,875

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
LAMOTRIGINE 471

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

1 12
TRAZODONE HCL 396

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

164

patients, 28% of all patients

2 2
BUSPIRONE HCL 386

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

122

patients, 21% of all patients

3 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 303

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

P 4 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 289

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

5 13
DULOXETINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
GABAPENTIN 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

7 22
SERTRALINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

8 8
BUPROPION XL 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

9 18
ARIPIPRAZOLE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 16
LITHIUM CARBONATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

11 32
SUBOXONE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 4% of all patients

12 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

13 19
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

14 40
MIRTAZAPINE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

15 17
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 16 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
PROPRANOLOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

18 50
DOXEPIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

19 47
TEMAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

20 31
SEROQUEL XR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 21 36
RISPERIDONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

P 22 5
OXCARBAZEPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 14
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 109
TOPIRAMATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 4% of all patients

28 20
BUPROPION HCL SR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 30
LATUDA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 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. 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 21, 2014.
  • 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.