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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,998Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$565K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 86 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

441 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

34% of this provider’s 149 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

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$71 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

$874K

2014

$838K

2015

$565K

2016

Number of Claims

9,629

2014

9,747

2015

7,998

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
ALPRAZOLAM 714

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

124

patients, 28% of all patients

1 4
CLONAZEPAM 612

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

100

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
TRAZODONE HCL 507

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

106

patients, 24% of all patients

3 1
DULOXETINE HCL 502

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

87

patients, 20% of all patients

4 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 453

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

P 5 3
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 397

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

6 19
SERTRALINE HCL 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

7 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

8 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

9 21
ARIPIPRAZOLE 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

P 10 14
DIAZEPAM 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

11 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

12 13
MIRTAZAPINE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

13 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 18
BUPROPION XL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

15 15
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

P 16 23
RISPERIDONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

P 17 6
OXCARBAZEPINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 5% of all patients

18 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
LAMOTRIGINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

20 16
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

21 26
OLANZAPINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

23 10
LATUDA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

P 23 29
PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

25 32
TEMAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 31
LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 9
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 45
ESZOPICLONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 66
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 61
SEROQUEL XR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 31 39
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 32 51
DOXEPIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 41
LITHIUM CARBONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 33
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 Aug. 14, 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.