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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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19,969Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$2.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

851 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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 244 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

0% of this provider’s 851 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

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

Prescription Price

$107 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$2.19M

2014

$2.09M

2015

$2.13M

2016

Number of Claims

16,967

2014

17,543

2015

19,969

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 2,752

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

315

patients, 37% of all patients

1 4
TRAZODONE HCL 1,116

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

175

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,092

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

P 3 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,081

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

180

patients, 21% of all patients

4 8
CLONAZEPAM 825

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
ARIPIPRAZOLE 794

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

P 6 14
DULOXETINE HCL 794

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 786

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

8 12
LORAZEPAM 679

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

9 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 659

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

10 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

11 13
RISPERIDONE 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

P 12 6
SERTRALINE HCL 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

13 5
MIRTAZAPINE 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

14 17
BUPROPION XL 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

15 15
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

16 10
OLANZAPINE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 11
DIAZEPAM 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

18 28
LATUDA 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

P 19 29
LAMOTRIGINE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

20 16
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

21 19
SEROQUEL XR 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 39
TEMAZEPAM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

24 21
OXCARBAZEPINE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 36

patients, 4% of all patients

25 25
LITHIUM CARBONATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

26 33
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

27 26
PRISTIQ 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

28 40
SUBOXONE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 46
PAROXETINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

30 32
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 23
TOPIRAMATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 35
BUSPIRONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

33 20
SAPHRIS 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 34 73
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

35 51
NAMENDA XR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

36 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 45
DOXEPIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 41
VIIBRYD 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 63
BUPROPION HCL SR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

40 27
PALIPERIDONE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 55
HALOPERIDOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 30
INVEGA SUSTENNA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 42 37
BELSOMRA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 125
ESZOPICLONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

45 66
VENLAFAXINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

46 90
TRINTELLIX 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 79
ROZEREM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

48 105
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

49 24
VYVANSE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 50 56
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

51 49
BRINTELLIX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 97
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. 4, 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.