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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,989Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 207 providers in this state and specialty

$729K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 207 providers in this state and specialty

484 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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 334 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 484 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 484 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$91 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $109 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$735K

2014

$745K

2015

$729K

2016

Number of Claims

6,751

2014

7,434

2015

7,989

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
CLONAZEPAM 677

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 569

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 466

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

3 13
DULOXETINE HCL 381

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

4 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 369

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

5 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 363

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

P 6 4
LORAZEPAM 361

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

7 7
SERTRALINE HCL 344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

8 8
TRAZODONE HCL 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

9 2
FLUOXETINE HCL 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
MIRTAZAPINE 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

11 17
ARIPIPRAZOLE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 16
BUPROPION XL 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

13 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

14 19
RISPERIDONE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

P 15 5
LAMOTRIGINE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
DIAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

17 24
TEMAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

18 31
PRAZOSIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

19 45
PROPRANOLOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 50
OXCARBAZEPINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

22 20
PRISTIQ 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 44
BUSPIRONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 23
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

25 21
BUPROPION HCL SR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

27 41
TOPIRAMATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

28 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 15
VYVANSE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 30 52
SEROQUEL XR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 36
GABAPENTIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 32 22
FETZIMA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 33 114
OLANZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 32
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 Nov. 24, 2008.
  • 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.