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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,613Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 759

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 759

653 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

35% of this provider’s 278 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 43%.

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 653 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 278 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 653 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$111 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $114 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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.07M

2012

$1.42M

2013

$1.44M

2014

$1.18M

2015

Number of Claims

8,000

2012

10,716

2013

11,412

2014

10,613

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,278

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

181

patients, 28% of all patients

1 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

622

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

R 2 8
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

548

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

3 29
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

488

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

P 5 3
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

385

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

6 1
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

R 9 9
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

10 28
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

11 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

12 15
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

13 6
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

P 14 37
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

15 12
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

P 15 5
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

17 19
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 11
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

19 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 13
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 21
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

22 31
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER

Used as part of a treatment... +

Used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 59
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 23
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 34
VYVANSE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 66
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 27
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 29 67
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 32
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 16
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 32 42
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 34 46
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 22
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 55
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 108
METHYLPHENIDATE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 114
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 39 33
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Methylphenidate is used as ... +

Methylphenidate is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 53
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 42 72
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 43 124
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 54
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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.