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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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14,902Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

674 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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 219 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

4% of this provider’s 674 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 674 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.31M

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

10,699

2014

14,071

2015

14,902

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
LAMOTRIGINE 943

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

159

patients, 24% of all patients

1 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 776

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

P 2 3
CLONAZEPAM 710

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
ALPRAZOLAM 657

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
TRAZODONE HCL 579

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

5 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
DULOXETINE HCL 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

8 26
LORAZEPAM 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

10 13
GABAPENTIN 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

11 22
BUPROPION XL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

12 15
SERTRALINE HCL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

13 5
OLANZAPINE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

P 14 11
DIAZEPAM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

15 28
RISPERIDONE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

P 16 6
ARIPIPRAZOLE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

P 16 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

18 12
BUSPIRONE HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

19 20
TOPIRAMATE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

20 19
TEMAZEPAM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

22 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

23 21
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

24 49
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

P 25 23
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

26 10
SUBOXONE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

27 46
LITHIUM CARBONATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

28 33
VYVANSE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 56
BUPROPION HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

30 68
CLOZAPINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 38
PAROXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 32
LATUDA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 33 29
BUPROPION HCL SR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 27
PRISTIQ 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 45
OXCARBAZEPINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

38 17
PROPRANOLOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 47
METHYLPHENIDATE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 114
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 4% of all patients

41 24
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 67
ESZOPICLONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 4% of all patients

45 66
OMEPRAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 4% of all patients

46 81
HALOPERIDOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 46 30
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 51
SEROQUEL XR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 49 39
HYDROXYZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 53
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 124
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 70
LOXAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 111
PERPHENAZINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P 54 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 100
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. 24, 2014.
  • 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.