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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,295Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

1,258 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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 686 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

1% of this provider’s 1,258 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 1,258 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

20% 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

$121 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$2.73M

2014

$2.04M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

18,094

2014

14,189

2015

11,295

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
NAMENDA XR 824

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

803

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

1 36
OLANZAPINE 732

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

197

patients, 16% of all patients

P 2 11
CLONAZEPAM 719

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

230

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 551

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

226

patients, 18% of all patients

4 8
ALPRAZOLAM 525

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

147

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

134

patients, 11% of all patients

6 34
MEMANTINE HCL 445

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

7 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 403

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

125

patients, 10% of all patients

8 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

105

patients, 8% of all patients

9 12
LORAZEPAM 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
TRAZODONE HCL 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

118

patients, 9% of all patients

11 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

P 12 3
ARIPIPRAZOLE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

P 13 14
DULOXETINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

14 7
CLOZAPINE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

P 15 38
MIRTAZAPINE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

16 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

17 19
RISPERIDONE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 6
SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

19 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

20 21
TEMAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

21 31
RIVASTIGMINE* 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

22 58
LAMOTRIGINE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

23 16
LATUDA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 29
PRISTIQ 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

25 40
LITHIUM CARBONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

26 33
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

27 10
SEROQUEL XR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

P 28 39
OXCARBAZEPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

28 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

30 52
EXELON 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

31 72
BUPROPION XL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 1% of all patients

31 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

33 24
CLOZARIL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 153
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

35 51
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

36 18
VYVANSE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 37 56
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 June 2, 2011.
  • 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.