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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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9,294Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$959K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

25% of this provider’s 168 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

2% of this provider’s 528 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 528 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$103 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$1.01M

2014

$1.05M

2015

$959K

2016

Number of Claims

9,035

2014

9,461

2015

9,294

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 1,262

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

180

patients, 34% of all patients

1 4
CLONAZEPAM 459

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 426

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

3 8
DULOXETINE HCL 388

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

4 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

P 5 3
TRAZODONE HCL 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

5 1
LORAZEPAM 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

8 13
ARIPIPRAZOLE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

P 9 14
TRIAZOLAM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

10 10 104
RISPERIDONE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

P 11 6
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

12 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

13 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

14 19
SERTRALINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

15 5
LATUDA 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

17 12
LAMOTRIGINE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

19 21
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

19 49
BUPROPION XL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

21 15
DIAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

22 28
SUBOXONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

23 46
MIRTAZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 17
TEMAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 31
VYVANSE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 26 56
OLANZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 11
SEROQUEL XR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 39
BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 99
LITHIUM CARBONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 33
GABAPENTIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 5% of all patients

31 22
BUPRENORPHINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 106
PRISTIQ 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 40
CLOZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 34 38
PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 32
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 10
DOXEPIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 37 41
TRINTELLIX 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 79
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 45
ALPRAZOLAM ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 40 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 41 18
PRAZOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 50
REXULTI 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 89
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 23
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 Oct. 9, 2012.
  • 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.