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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,424Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 88 providers in this state and specialty

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 88 providers in this state and specialty

375 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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 New Mexico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

27 of this provider’s 47 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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

0% of this provider’s 375 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$249 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$986K

2014

$1.15M

2015

$1.35M

2016

Number of Claims

5,004

2014

5,802

2015

5,424

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
INVEGA SUSTENNA 449

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

P 1 30
LORAZEPAM 412

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
CLOZAPINE 322

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

P 3 19
RISPERIDONE 244

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

P 4 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 50

patients, 13% of all patients

5 14
CLONAZEPAM 214

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 9% of all patients

6 1
OLANZAPINE 213

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

P 7 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

P 8 3
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

9 16
ZYPREXA RELPREVV 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 10 10 51
TRAZODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

11 2
ARIPIPRAZOLE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

13 18
DIAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

14 28
PROPRANOLOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 5% of all patients

15 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

16 22
GABAPENTIN 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

17 8
HALOPERIDOL 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 32
BUPROPION HCL SR 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

19 24
LAMOTRIGINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

20 7
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

21 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 21 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
OMEPRAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

24 66
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 54
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 26 53
ABILIFY MAINTENA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 70
BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 21
ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 29 12
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 March 22, 2017.
  • 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.