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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,552Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

632 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

57% of this provider’s 281 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 *

18% 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

$155 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$904K

2014

$865K

2015

$1.33M

2016

Number of Claims

6,549

2014

6,939

2015

8,552

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
LORAZEPAM 578

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

175

patients, 28% of all patients

1 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 498

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

2 8
DIAZEPAM 489

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

3 28
CLONAZEPAM 480

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
ALPRAZOLAM 455

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 394

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

P 6 3
LITHIUM CARBONATE 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

7 33
LATUDA 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

P 8 29
DULOXETINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

9 7
OLANZAPINE 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

P 10 11
TRAZODONE HCL 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

11 1
ARISTADA 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

P 10 12 102
MEMANTINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

13 43
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

14 26
SERTRALINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

15 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
RISPERIDONE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

P 17 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

18 18
TEMAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

19 31
GABAPENTIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

20 22
NAMENDA XR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

21 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

22 21
BUPROPION HCL SR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

23 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

24 34
BUPROPION XL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

26 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

27 13
HALOPERIDOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

P 28 30
MIRTAZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 52
OMEPRAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

31 81
BRINTELLIX 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 97
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

33 92
ARIPIPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P 34 14
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

35 19
INVEGA SUSTENNA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 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 March 13, 2018.
  • 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.