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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,781Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$608K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 75 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

610 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

34% of this provider’s 180 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 42%.

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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

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs *

11% 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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 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

$460K

2014

$551K

2015

$608K

2016

Number of Claims

5,819

2014

7,602

2015

9,781

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 802

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

130

patients, 21% of all patients

1 4
CLONAZEPAM 624

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

117

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
LAMOTRIGINE 550

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

3 16
TRAZODONE HCL 526

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

123

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 431

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

P 5 3
SERTRALINE HCL 366

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

7 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

8 13
DULOXETINE HCL 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

10 19
BUPROPION XL 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

11 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

12 18
LITHIUM CARBONATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 6% of all patients

13 33
LORAZEPAM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
ARIPIPRAZOLE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

P 15 14
RISPERIDONE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

P 16 6
MIRTAZAPINE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

17 17
TEMAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 31
GABAPENTIN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

19 22
DIAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

20 28
BUSPIRONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

21 20
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 23
VIIBRYD 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 63
BUPROPION HCL SR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
LATUDA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 29
OXCARBAZEPINE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

26 25
PAROXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 32
ZALEPLON 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

28 84
TOPIRAMATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 35
PRISTIQ 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 12
PRAZOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 50
MEMANTINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 43
PROPRANOLOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 35 47
OLANZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 80
SAPHRIS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 73
CARBAMAZEPINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 24
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 43 26
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 60
DOXEPIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 41
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. 27, 2015.
  • 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.