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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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9,659Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$759K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

499 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

44% of this provider’s 129 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

6% of this provider’s 499 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 499 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

9% 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

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$857K

2014

$820K

2015

$759K

2016

Number of Claims

8,842

2014

9,617

2015

9,659

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 610

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

109

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 493

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

2 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 475

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

P 3 3
RISPERIDONE 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

P 4 6
CLONAZEPAM 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

5 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

6 21
DULOXETINE HCL 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
SERTRALINE HCL 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
ALPRAZOLAM 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

9 4
CARBAMAZEPINE 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

10 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
BUSPIRONE HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

12 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
MIRTAZAPINE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

14 17
OLANZAPINE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

16 13
LITHIUM CARBONATE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 6% of all patients

17 33
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 23
HALOPERIDOL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

P 19 30
ARIPIPRAZOLE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

P 20 14
OXCARBAZEPINE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

22 22
BUPROPION XL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 15
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

24 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

25 18
PAROXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 32
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

27 52
BUPROPION HCL SR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 48
LAMOTRIGINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 16
LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 9
PERPHENAZINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 59
RISPERDAL CONSTA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 35 54
CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 61
DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 37 28
TOPIRAMATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 35
SEROQUEL XR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 38 39
INVEGA SUSTENNA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 40 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 45
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 May 10, 2010.
  • 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.