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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,550Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 88 providers in this state and specialty

$235K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 88 providers in this state and specialty

208 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
16% 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 New Mexico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

11 of this provider’s 34 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

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

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$139K

2014

$297K

2015

$235K

2016

Number of Claims

1,692

2014

4,046

2015

3,550

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 249

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

53

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
LAMOTRIGINE 187

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

32

patients, 15% of all patients

2 7
MIRTAZAPINE 184

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

3 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 173

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

31

patients, 15% of all patients

P 4 3
CLONAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
SERTRALINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
BUSPIRONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

7 21
LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

8 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

9 18
OLANZAPINE 120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

P 9 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 117

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

11 16
RISPERIDONE 112

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

P 12 5
PRAZOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

13 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 7% of all patients

14 22
DULOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 9% of all patients

P 16 9
BUPROPION HCL SR 90

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

17 24
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 8% of all patients

P 18 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

19 13
GABAPENTIN 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

20 8
BUPROPION XL 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

22 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

23 14
LITHIUM CARBONATE 56

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 6% of all patients

23 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 25 20
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 July 15, 2008.
  • 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.