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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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9,030Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

61 of this provider’s 99 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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

0% of this provider’s 528 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$137 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$872K

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

5,778

2014

7,291

2015

9,030

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 646

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

129

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
GABAPENTIN 510

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

2 22
CLONAZEPAM 503

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 375

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

4 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

P 5 3
OLANZAPINE 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

P 6 11
DULOXETINE HCL 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
SERTRALINE HCL 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

9 13
SEROQUEL XR 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

11 20
LORAZEPAM 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

12 9
LAMOTRIGINE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

13 16
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
LATUDA 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

P 15 29
RISPERIDONE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

P 16 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

17 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

18 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 12
ARIPIPRAZOLE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

P 20 14
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 23
MIRTAZAPINE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

22 17
BUPROPION XL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 15
PRISTIQ 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 40
PAROXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 32
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

26 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

27 21
DIAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 28
HALOPERIDOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 30
DOXEPIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 24
BUPROPION HCL SR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 27
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 4
CARBAMAZEPINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 42
TOPIRAMATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 35
LITHIUM CARBONATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 33
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 37 62
CLOZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 38
INVEGA SUSTENNA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 39 37
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 47
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 6, 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.