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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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9,741Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

647 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

55% of this provider’s 278 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

4% of this provider’s 647 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 647 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

15% 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

$163 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.4M

2015

$1.59M

2016

Number of Claims

10,700

2014

9,675

2015

9,741

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 439

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

P 1 3
RISPERIDONE 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

P 2 6
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

3 10
CLONAZEPAM 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

4 2
ALPRAZOLAM 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

5 4
SERTRALINE HCL 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
OLANZAPINE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

P 7 11
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

8 49
INVEGA SUSTENNA 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 42

patients, 6% of all patients

P 9 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

10 21
TRAZODONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

11 1
LITHIUM CARBONATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

12 33
HALOPERIDOL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

P 13 30
LORAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

14 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
DOXEPIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

16 41
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

17 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

18 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

19 24
TEMAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 31
THIOTHIXENE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

P 10 21 126
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 98
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

23 96
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 60
MIRTAZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

25 17
LISINOPRIL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

26 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

27 120
RIVASTIGMINE* 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

28 58
BUPROPION HCL SR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
CARBAMAZEPINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 42
ARIPIPRAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 14
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P 32 23
OMEPRAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

33 81
FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 13
THIORIDAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P 34 117
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 7
METFORMIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

37 87
METHADONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O 38 95
BUSPIRONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 20
GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

40 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

41 92
TRAMADOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 41 77
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 43 82
FUROSEMIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 151
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 45 86
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 67
TOPIRAMATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 35
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 28
DESIPRAMINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 154
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 45
ESTAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 129
DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 34
CLOZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 54 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 April 19, 2013.
  • 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.