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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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23,478Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

1,159 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

43% of this provider’s 304 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

1% of this provider’s 1,159 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

10% 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

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$1.66M

2014

$1.5M

2015

$1.59M

2016

Number of Claims

21,848

2014

21,661

2015

23,478

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 1,968

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

349

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 1,317

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

187

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
CLONAZEPAM 1,157

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

184

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
SERTRALINE HCL 1,102

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

192

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 937

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

170

patients, 15% of all patients

P 5 3
BUSPIRONE HCL 894

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

186

patients, 16% of all patients

6 20
OLANZAPINE 766

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

145

patients, 13% of all patients

P 7 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 759

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
DULOXETINE HCL 713

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

9 7
RISPERIDONE 708

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 706

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

131

patients, 11% of all patients

11 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 700

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

12 13
BUPROPION XL 586

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

13 15
BUPROPION HCL SR 567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

14 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
CLOZAPINE 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

P 16 38
ARIPIPRAZOLE 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

18 12
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

19 10
LAMOTRIGINE 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

20 16
LORAZEPAM 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

21 9
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

22 26
MIRTAZAPINE 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

25 24
OXCARBAZEPINE 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

26 25
TOPIRAMATE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 43

patients, 4% of all patients

27 35
LATUDA 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

P 28 29
PAROXETINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

29 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

30 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

31 19
DIAZEPAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

32 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 3% of all patients

33 33
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 2% of all patients

34 51
HALOPERIDOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

36 34
TEMAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

37 31
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

38 49
CLONIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 1% of all patients

39 61
DOXEPIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

40 41
SEROQUEL XR 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 39
CARBAMAZEPINE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 1% of all patients

42 42
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

43 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 90
PRAZOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

45 50
GABAPENTIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 2% of all patients

46 22
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

47 48
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 48 62
PALIPERIDONE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 55
VYVANSE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

50 56
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

51 47
ESZOPICLONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 52 66
STRATTERA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

53 93
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

54 43
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 60
ALPRAZOLAM ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

55 94
PRISTIQ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 57 40
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 May 5, 2015.
  • 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.