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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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13,973Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$2.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

747 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

55% of this provider’s 190 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

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

Prescription Price

$144 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$1.67M

2014

$1.74M

2015

$2.01M

2016

Number of Claims

11,612

2014

12,991

2015

13,973

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 1,394

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

337

patients, 45% of all patients

1 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,078

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

264

patients, 35% of all patients

2 8
CLONAZEPAM 850

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

185

patients, 25% of all patients

3 2
GABAPENTIN 848

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

202

patients, 27% of all patients

4 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 790

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

180

patients, 24% of all patients

P 5 3
LORAZEPAM 764

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

161

patients, 22% of all patients

6 9
SERTRALINE HCL 509

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

137

patients, 18% of all patients

7 5
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

8 19
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

9 10
DULOXETINE HCL 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
TEMAZEPAM 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

11 31
DIAZEPAM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

12 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

13 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

14 20
RISPERIDONE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

P 14 6
LATUDA 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

P 16 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

17 13
ARIPIPRAZOLE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

P 18 14
MIRTAZAPINE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
OLANZAPINE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 11
INVEGA SUSTENNA 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

P 21 37
BUPROPION XL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

22 15
PRISTIQ 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

23 40
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

24 44
HALOPERIDOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 30
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 23
NAMENDA XR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

27 36
BUPROPION HCL SR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

28 27
REXULTI 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

P 29 89
NAMZARIC 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

31 34
LAMOTRIGINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

32 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 12
PAROXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

34 32
LEVETIRACETAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

35 75
CITALOPRAM HBR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 21
SEROQUEL XR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 36 39
VIIBRYD 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 63
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 67
OXCARBAZEPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

40 25
FETZIMA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 122
TRINTELLIX 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 79
TOPIRAMATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 35
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 48
SAPHRIS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 45 73
PALIPERIDONE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 46 55
PRAZOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 50
MODAFINIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 48 108
CLOZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 38
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 Feb. 27, 2012.
  • 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.