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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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10,517Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

659 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

31% of this provider’s 389 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

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$127 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$1.51M

2014

$1.57M

2015

$1.34M

2016

Number of Claims

10,737

2014

11,496

2015

10,517

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 714

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

144

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 615

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
NAMENDA XR 487

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

3 36
DULOXETINE HCL 478

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

4 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

5 12
CLONAZEPAM 457

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

6 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

P 7 3
SERTRALINE HCL 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
LORAZEPAM 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
ARIPIPRAZOLE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

11 24
GABAPENTIN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

12 22
NUEDEXTA 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

13 57
SEROQUEL XR 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

P 14 39
RISPERIDONE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

P 15 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

16 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

17 8
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

18 10
LAMOTRIGINE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

19 16
MIRTAZAPINE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 17
OLANZAPINE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 11
BUPROPION XL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

22 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

23 13
TOPIRAMATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

24 35
LATUDA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 21
NAMZARIC 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

29 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 34
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 23
MEMANTINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 43
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 20
CLOZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 35 38
PRISTIQ 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 40
PROPRANOLOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 47
TEMAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 31
DIAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 28
RIVASTIGMINE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 58
PRAZOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 40 50
HALOPERIDOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 30
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. 18, 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.