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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,107Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
31% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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 174 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 *

12% 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

$102 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

$1.26M

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

11,054

2014

11,855

2015

11,107

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
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 674

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

113

patients, 20% of all patients

1 8
CLONAZEPAM 668

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

119

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 540

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

P 3 3
LAMOTRIGINE 502

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

4 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 486

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

5 18
ALPRAZOLAM 470

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 436

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
TRAZODONE HCL 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

8 1
DULOXETINE HCL 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
LORAZEPAM 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
GABAPENTIN 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

11 22
RISPERIDONE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 6
ARIPIPRAZOLE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

P 13 14
SERTRALINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

14 5
OLANZAPINE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

P 15 11
BUPROPION XL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

16 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

17 19
SUBOXONE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

18 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

19 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

20 20
TOPIRAMATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

21 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

22 21
HALOPERIDOL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

P 23 30
LATUDA 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

P 24 29
OXCARBAZEPINE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

25 25
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

P 25 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

27 12
MIRTAZAPINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

28 17
PAROXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 32
LITHIUM CARBONATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 33
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 26
HYDROXYZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

32 53
CARBAMAZEPINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 100
DIAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 28
SEROQUEL XR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 39
CLOZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 37 38
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 38 51
ESZOPICLONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 66
PRISTIQ 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 40 40
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 41 70
TEMAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 31
STRATTERA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 93
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 April 11, 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.