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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

FRANCISO GARCIA M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,835Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 215 providers in this state and specialty

$366K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 215 providers in this state and specialty

361 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 Arizona
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

40 of this provider’s 88 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 361 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 361 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $85 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$250K

2014

$244K

2015

$366K

2016

Number of Claims

4,787

2014

4,612

2015

5,835

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
TRAZODONE HCL 500

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

81

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
RISPERIDONE 323

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

P 2 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 295

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

3 10
OLANZAPINE 282

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

P 4 13
LORAZEPAM 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

5 7
CLONAZEPAM 221

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

6 2
BUPROPION XL 206

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

7 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

8 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

P 9 3
HYDROXYZINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

10 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

11 19
LAMOTRIGINE 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

12 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

13 9
SERTRALINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

14 6
BUPROPION HCL SR 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

15 14
DULOXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

16 8
PROPRANOLOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

17 35
MIRTAZAPINE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
HALOPERIDOL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 19 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

20 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

21 21
RISPERDAL CONSTA 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 22 25
ALPRAZOLAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 23 11
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 24 42
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 25 37
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 31
PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 28
PRAZOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

28 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

29 16
CLOZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 24
GABAPENTIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

31 22
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 6% of all patients

32 34
TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 33 38
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 June 20, 2012.
  • 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.