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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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7,563Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$663K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

517 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

39% of this provider’s 298 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

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$705K

2014

$675K

2015

$663K

2016

Number of Claims

7,166

2014

7,142

2015

7,563

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 755

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

106

patients, 21% of all patients

1 4
RISPERIDONE 536

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

P 2 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 419

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

3 13
LORAZEPAM 386

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

4 9
TRAZODONE HCL 343

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
CLONAZEPAM 340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

6 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

7 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

8 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 3
SERTRALINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

11 5
OLANZAPINE 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

P 12 11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

13 10
MIRTAZAPINE 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

14 17
LAMOTRIGINE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

15 16
DULOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

16 7
DIAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

17 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

18 34
ARIPIPRAZOLE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

P 19 14
PAROXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

20 32
MEMANTINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 43
TEMAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 31
LATUDA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 23 29
HALOPERIDOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 30
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 25 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 20
SAPHRIS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 73
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 28 23
CARBAMAZEPINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 29 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 29 24
INVEGA SUSTENNA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 37
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 July 19, 2016.
  • 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.