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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,508Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 50

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 50

516 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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 Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

98 of this provider’s 211 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

8% of this provider’s 516 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

43 of this provider’s 211 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 516 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$113 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$621K

2012

$746K

2013

$955K

2014

$1.19M

2015

Number of Claims

4,285

2012

7,374

2013

7,989

2014

10,508

2015

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.

R

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

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

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

769

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

130

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

2 9
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

R 3 8
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

4 23
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

P 5 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

P 6 4
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

P 7 3
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

P 8 28
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

10 16
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

11 1
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

11 35
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

13 7
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

P 15 36
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

16 33
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

17 18
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

18 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 11
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

P 20 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

21 31
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 5
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

P 23 24
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 6
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

27 12
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

27 41
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

29 25
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 32
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 48
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

32 51
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

33 46
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

34 55
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 35 44
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

37 58
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 49
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

R 41 13
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 R 42 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 62
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 44 64
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 45 45
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 46 17
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 68
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

Treats different types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 48 43
SAPHRIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 49 72
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 July 8, 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.