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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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7,539Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$752K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

319 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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 this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

42 of this provider’s 90 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 319 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 319 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$661K

2014

$709K

2015

$752K

2016

Number of Claims

5,440

2014

6,189

2015

7,539

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 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

1 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

2 10
TRAZODONE HCL 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
RISPERIDONE 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

P 4 6
CLONAZEPAM 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
OLANZAPINE 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

P 6 11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

P 7 14
SERTRALINE HCL 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

8 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

P 9 3
DIAZEPAM 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

10 28
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 9% of all patients

P 11 23
LORAZEPAM 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

12 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

13 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

14 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

15 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

16 13
TEMAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

17 31
DULOXETINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

18 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

19 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

20 45
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

21 18
LITHIUM CARBONATE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

22 33
MIRTAZAPINE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

23 17
TOPIRAMATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

24 35
HALOPERIDOL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

P 25 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 19
OXCARBAZEPINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 25
BUSPIRONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

28 20
PAROXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 29 32
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 48
BUPROPION XL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

30 15
RISPERDAL CONSTA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 54
SEROQUEL XR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 39
SAPHRIS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P 34 73
ZALEPLON 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 84
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 62
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 10, 2008.
  • 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.