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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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18,584Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

900 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

48% of this provider’s 374 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

1% of this provider’s 900 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 *

14% 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

$104 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$2.23M

2014

$2.23M

2015

$1.94M

2016

Number of Claims

17,593

2014

19,075

2015

18,584

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 1,851

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

242

patients, 27% of all patients

1 4
LORAZEPAM 1,017

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

176

patients, 20% of all patients

2 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 855

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

156

patients, 17% of all patients

3 8
CLONAZEPAM 844

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

160

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 779

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

144

patients, 16% of all patients

5 19
BUPROPION XL 722

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

6 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 663

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

P 7 3
TEMAZEPAM 648

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

8 31
MIRTAZAPINE 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

9 17
DOXEPIN HCL 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

10 41
SERTRALINE HCL 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

11 5
OLANZAPINE 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

P 12 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

13 13
DULOXETINE HCL 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

14 7
RISPERIDONE 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

P 15 6
TRAZODONE HCL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

16 1
SEROQUEL XR 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 39
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

18 10
OXCARBAZEPINE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

19 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

20 34
PAROXETINE HCL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

21 32
ARIPIPRAZOLE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

23 12
TOPIRAMATE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

24 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

25 18
PRISTIQ 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

26 40
HALOPERIDOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 30
LAMOTRIGINE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

28 16
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 37

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 23
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

30 26
MEMANTINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

31 43
PALIPERIDONE ER 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

P 10 32 55
INVEGA SUSTENNA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 33 37
DIAZEPAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

34 28
LATUDA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 29
NAMENDA XR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

36 36
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

37 48
GABAPENTIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

38 22
LITHIUM CARBONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 33
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 40 67
PRAZOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

41 50
AMANTADINE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 41 64
NAMZARIC 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 69
BUSPIRONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 20
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 45 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

46 21
INVEGA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 116
ESZOPICLONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

48 66
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

48 154
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

50 157
CARBAMAZEPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 42
BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 27
VIIBRYD 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 53 63
EXELON 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 53 72
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 55 60
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 Jan. 11, 2010.
  • 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.