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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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8,748Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

658 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

57% of this provider’s 142 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 658 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$187 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.64M

2016

Number of Claims

5,050

2014

5,406

2015

8,748

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 659

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

137

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
CLONAZEPAM 532

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 515

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

3 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 481

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

4 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

P 5 3
BUPROPION XL 389

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

6 15
ARIPIPRAZOLE 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

P 7 14
OLANZAPINE 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

P 8 11
RISPERIDONE 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

P 9 6
BUSPIRONE HCL 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

10 20
SERTRALINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

11 5
OXCARBAZEPINE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

12 25
INVEGA SUSTENNA 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

P 13 37
CLOZAPINE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 14 38
PAROXETINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

15 32
MIRTAZAPINE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

16 17
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

17 44
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P 18 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

19 13
LATUDA 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 29
LAMOTRIGINE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

20 16
DULOXETINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

22 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 37

patients, 6% of all patients

23 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

24 8
LITHIUM CARBONATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 33
PALIPERIDONE ER 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

P 25 55
LORAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 9
HALOPERIDOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 28 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 24
ALPRAZOLAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 4
RISPERDAL CONSTA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 54
SEROQUEL XR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 39
PRISTIQ 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 40
ABILIFY MAINTENA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 85
CARBAMAZEPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 19
PAROXETINE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 37 113
TOPIRAMATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 35
GABAPENTIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 39 22
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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.