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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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8,015Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

36% of this provider’s 188 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

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$126 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

8,324

2014

8,472

2015

8,015

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 519

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 384

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

80

patients, 19% of all patients

2 12
ALPRAZOLAM 380

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

3 4
TRAZODONE HCL 362

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

98

patients, 23% of all patients

4 1
DULOXETINE HCL 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

81

patients, 19% of all patients

5 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

6 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

7 34
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

8 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

P 10 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

11 24
BUPROPION XL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

12 15
LORAZEPAM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

14 18
TEMAZEPAM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

14 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

16 13
RISPERIDONE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

P 17 6
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

P 18 23
DOXEPIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 8% of all patients

19 41
MIRTAZAPINE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

20 17
DIAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

20 28
LAMOTRIGINE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

22 16
SERTRALINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

23 5
NAMENDA XR 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

24 36
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

26 19
TOPIRAMATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

27 35
BUSPIRONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

28 20
ARIPIPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P 29 14
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 10
RIVASTIGMINE* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

31 58
OLANZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P 32 11
SEROQUEL XR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 32 39
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 34 51
GABAPENTIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 22
LATUDA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 35 29
SAPHRIS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 73
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

38 43
CARBAMAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

39 42
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. 10, 2008.
  • 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.