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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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18,646Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$924K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 207 providers in this state and specialty

723 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

24% of this provider’s 292 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

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

5% of this provider’s 723 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

9% 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $109 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.06M

2015

$924K

2016

Number of Claims

18,799

2014

18,568

2015

18,646

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 2,985

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

320

patients, 44% of all patients

1 3
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 1,120

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

140

patients, 19% of all patients

10 2 21
TRAZODONE HCL 842

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

139

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
TEMAZEPAM 724

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

4 31
CLONAZEPAM 649

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
LAMOTRIGINE 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

6 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

7 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

P 8 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

9 10
RISPERIDONE 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

P 10 5
LORAZEPAM 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

11 7
DULOXETINE HCL 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

12 9
SERTRALINE HCL 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

13 8
BUPROPION XL 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

14 18
DIAZEPAM 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

15 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

16 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

17 20
BUPROPION HCL SR 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

18 30
CARISOPRODOL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

19 71
LITHIUM CARBONATE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

20 32
GABAPENTIN 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

21 22
PAROXETINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

22 33
MIRTAZAPINE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
OLANZAPINE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 46
TRAMADOL HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 82
ARIPIPRAZOLE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

28 14
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

30 73
CARBAMAZEPINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

31 43
PROMETHAZINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 79
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 58
OXCARBAZEPINE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 15
TOPIRAMATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

36 37
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 62
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 49
HYDROXYZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 79
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 99
TRIAZOLAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 101
DOXEPIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 47
PRISTIQ 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 44
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 40
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 6
VALPROIC ACID* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 105
OXAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 46 105
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 87
SAPHRIS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 49 87
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 50 50
PRAZOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 45
MODAFINIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 52 97
BUSPIRONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 113
SEROQUEL XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 36
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 56 53
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 Oct. 11, 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.