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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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11,569Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

525 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% 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

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

50 of this provider’s 92 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

2% of this provider’s 525 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

13% 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

$124 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.56M

2014

$1.61M

2015

$1.44M

2016

Number of Claims

11,978

2014

12,523

2015

11,569

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 818

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

145

patients, 28% of all patients

1 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 662

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

P 2 3
ALPRAZOLAM 576

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 538

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

4 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 531

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

5 8
DIAZEPAM 526

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

6 28
TRAZODONE HCL 522

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

7 1
SUBOXONE 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

8 46
TEMAZEPAM 432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

9 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

10 13
RISPERIDONE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

P 11 6
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
ARIPIPRAZOLE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

P 13 14
BUPROPION XL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
DULOXETINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

15 7
MIRTAZAPINE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

16 17
GABAPENTIN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

17 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

18 18
LORAZEPAM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

19 9
SERTRALINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

19 5
TOPIRAMATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 35
OLANZAPINE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

P 22 11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

23 33
OXCARBAZEPINE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 19
INVEGA SUSTENNA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 37
LAMOTRIGINE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 16
PALIPERIDONE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 55
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 51
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

P 32 60
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 23
LATUDA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 29
HALOPERIDOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 5% of all patients

P 35 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 20
CARBAMAZEPINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 42
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 49
BUPROPION HCL SR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 27
BUPRENORPHINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O 40 106
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 32
METHYLPHENIDATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 42 114
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 43 45
SEROQUEL XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 44 39
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 44 110
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 2, 2012.
  • 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.