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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,415Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

707 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

38% of this provider’s 377 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

2% of this provider’s 707 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 *

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$109 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

$1.44M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

11,412

2014

10,613

2015

9,415

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 874

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

131

patients, 19% of all patients

1 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 521

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

2 8
CLONAZEPAM 489

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 453

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

4 26
TRAZODONE HCL 438

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

P 6 3
LORAZEPAM 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

7 9
DULOXETINE HCL 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
SERTRALINE HCL 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
DIAZEPAM 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

10 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

11 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

12 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

13 18
SEROQUEL XR 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

P 14 39
VYVANSE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

10 15 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

16 13
RISPERIDONE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 6
BUPROPION XL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
ARIPIPRAZOLE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

P 19 14
LAMOTRIGINE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

20 16
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

21 10
OLANZAPINE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

23 12
MIRTAZAPINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

24 17
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

25 51
LATUDA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 26 29
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 27 23
TEMAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 20
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 49
LITHIUM CARBONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

31 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 45
HALOPERIDOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 33 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 34
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

36 92
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 24
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 June 5, 2013.
  • 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.