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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,574Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$687K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

375 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

36% of this provider’s 106 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

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$91 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

$684K

2014

$666K

2015

$687K

2016

Number of Claims

7,636

2014

7,413

2015

7,574

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
CLONAZEPAM 677

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

98

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
TRAZODONE HCL 479

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

79

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 431

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

P 3 3
LORAZEPAM 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

4 9
RISPERIDONE 274

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

P 5 6
DULOXETINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

7 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

8 12
ALPRAZOLAM 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

9 4
BUSPIRONE HCL 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

10 20
SERTRALINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

11 5
DOXEPIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

12 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

13 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
BUPROPION HCL SR 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

15 27
OLANZAPINE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 11
BUPROPION XL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

17 21
LAMOTRIGINE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

19 16
OXCARBAZEPINE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

20 25
PAROXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

20 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
PRISTIQ 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

23 40
ARIPIPRAZOLE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

P 24 14
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

25 10
MIRTAZAPINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

26 17
GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

27 22
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 28 23
LITHIUM CARBONATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 33
TOPIRAMATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 35
PALIPERIDONE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 55
CARBAMAZEPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 32 42
LATUDA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 29
HYDROXYZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 35 24
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 36 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 37 48
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. 8, 2007.
  • 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.