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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,519Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$344K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 183 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

23% of this provider’s 392 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

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 540 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

4% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$439K

2014

$424K

2015

$344K

2016

Number of Claims

6,647

2014

6,496

2015

6,519

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
CLONAZEPAM 803

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

136

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
BUSPIRONE HCL 564

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

109

patients, 20% of all patients

2 20
ALPRAZOLAM 540

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 498

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

4 12
TRAZODONE HCL 447

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

112

patients, 21% of all patients

5 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 307

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

6 8
ARIPIPRAZOLE 305

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

P 7 14
MIRTAZAPINE 301

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

8 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

P 9 3
FLUOXETINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

10 13
SERTRALINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

11 5
LORAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

12 9
MEMANTINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

13 43
DULOXETINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

14 7
BUPROPION XL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

15 15
PAROXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

16 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

17 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

18 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

18 19
ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

20 80
MODAFINIL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

21 108
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 21 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

23 90
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 Feb. 3, 2009.
  • 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.