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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,726Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

610 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

60% of this provider’s 159 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

3% of this provider’s 610 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

14% 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

$145 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$475K

2014

$559K

2015

$1.56M

2016

Number of Claims

4,422

2014

5,000

2015

10,726

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 845

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

181

patients, 30% of all patients

P 1 3
CLONAZEPAM 690

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

139

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
TRAZODONE HCL 664

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

165

patients, 27% of all patients

3 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 467

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

117

patients, 19% of all patients

4 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 459

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

5 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 427

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

6 18
ARIPIPRAZOLE 382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

P 7 14
RISPERIDONE 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

P 8 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

9 12
OLANZAPINE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

11 33
DULOXETINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

12 7
INVEGA SUSTENNA 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

P 13 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
SERTRALINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

15 5
LORAZEPAM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

16 9
MIRTAZAPINE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

18 20
ALPRAZOLAM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

19 4
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 5% of all patients

20 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

21 21
LATUDA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

P 22 29
LAMOTRIGINE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

23 16
DIAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

24 28
TOPIRAMATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 35
LISINOPRIL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

27 24
METFORMIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 87
PRAZOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 50
HALOPERIDOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 30
ARISTADA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 102
GABAPENTIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 34
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 34 23
HYDROXYZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 4% of all patients

35 53
BUPROPION XL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 15
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 51
METFORMIN HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 157
PALIPERIDONE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 55
VYVANSE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 56
CARBAMAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 42
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 32
OXCARBAZEPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 25
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 Nov. 13, 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.