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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,886Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 207 providers in this state and specialty

$316K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 207 providers in this state and specialty

294 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

12% of this provider’s 219 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

4% of this provider’s 294 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%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $109 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$525K

2014

$320K

2015

$316K

2016

Number of Claims

6,925

2014

5,741

2015

5,886

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 1,043

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

151

patients, 51% of all patients

1 1
GABAPENTIN 351

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

61

patients, 21% of all patients

2 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

64

patients, 22% of all patients

3 29
SERTRALINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

4 8
LORAZEPAM 234

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

5 7
ALPRAZOLAM 224

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
TRAZODONE HCL 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
MEMANTINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

8 51
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

9 62
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

11 41
BUPROPION HCL SR 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

12 30
NAMENDA XR 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

13 60
MIRTAZAPINE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

14 17
DULOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

15 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

16 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

17 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 4
VIIBRYD 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

18 65
RIVASTIGMINE* 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

18 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

21 19
CLOZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 22 26
RIVASTIGMINE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

23 104
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

24 67
DIAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

25 24
TEMAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 26 31
TOPIRAMATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

27 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

28 20
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 Sept. 30, 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.