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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,339Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$961K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

1,103 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

24% of this provider’s 820 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

3% of this provider’s 1,103 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$1.54M

2014

$1.4M

2015

$961K

2016

Number of Claims

13,406

2014

11,898

2015

10,339

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 758

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

240

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
NAMENDA XR 720

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

2 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 666

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

161

patients, 15% of all patients

3 34
CLONAZEPAM 454

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

125

patients, 11% of all patients

4 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 401

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

5 12
LORAZEPAM 391

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

6 9
OLANZAPINE 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

P 7 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

8 24
SERTRALINE HCL 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
DULOXETINE HCL 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

11 21
MEMANTINE HCL 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

12 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

P 13 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

14 10
EXELON 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

15 72
MIRTAZAPINE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

15 17
RIVASTIGMINE* 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

17 58
ALPRAZOLAM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

18 4
RISPERIDONE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

P 19 6
ARIPIPRAZOLE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 14
TEMAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

21 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

22 18
RIVASTIGMINE* 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

23 78
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

24 8
PALIPERIDONE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 25 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

26 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

27 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

27 19
NUEDEXTA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

29 57
LISINOPRIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

30 65
BUPROPION XL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

31 15
PRISTIQ 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

32 40
GABAPENTIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

32 22
TOPIRAMATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

34 35
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

35 32
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

36 52
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 1, 2014.
  • 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.