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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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10,175Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$777K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

847 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

39% of this provider’s 440 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

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

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$596K

2014

$421K

2015

$777K

2016

Number of Claims

6,386

2014

5,717

2015

10,175

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 1,105

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

235

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
LORAZEPAM 699

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

215

patients, 25% of all patients

2 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 680

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

P 3 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 529

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

4 12
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 522

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

5 10
BUSPIRONE HCL 465

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

6 20
MIRTAZAPINE 457

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

7 17
RISPERIDONE 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

P 8 6
CLONAZEPAM 385

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

9 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

10 21
SERTRALINE HCL 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

11 5
OLANZAPINE 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

P 12 11
LAMOTRIGINE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

13 16
DULOXETINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

14 7
BUPROPION HCL SR 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

15 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

16 13
HALOPERIDOL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 30
LATUDA 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 29
ARIPIPRAZOLE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

P 19 14
OXCARBAZEPINE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

20 25
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 20 23
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

22 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

23 18
ALPRAZOLAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

24 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

26 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

27 8
GABAPENTIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 3% of all patients

28 22
LITHIUM CARBONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 33
HYDROXYZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

30 53
CARBAMAZEPINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

31 42
PERPHENAZINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 59
REXULTI 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 33 89
CLOZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 34 38
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

35 32
DOXEPIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

36 41
INVEGA SUSTENNA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 37 37
FANAPT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 71
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 39 60
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 Sept. 1, 2017.
  • 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.