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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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12,264Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

539 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

58% of this provider’s 108 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

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$114 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.44M

2015

$1.4M

2016

Number of Claims

9,355

2014

11,632

2015

12,264

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 769

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
TRAZODONE HCL 752

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

130

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
ALPRAZOLAM 671

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
LORAZEPAM 493

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

4 9
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 487

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

5 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 473

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

P 6 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

7 8
DULOXETINE HCL 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
ARIPIPRAZOLE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

P 9 14
BUSPIRONE HCL 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

10 20
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

P 11 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

13 13
LATUDA 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

P 13 29
LAMOTRIGINE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

15 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

16 18
RISPERIDONE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 6
OLANZAPINE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 11
MIRTAZAPINE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

19 17
SERTRALINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

19 5
TEMAZEPAM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

21 31
TOPIRAMATE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

22 35
BUPROPION XL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

23 15
LITHIUM CARBONATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

24 33
HALOPERIDOL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

P 25 30
DIAZEPAM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

26 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

27 19
GABAPENTIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

28 22
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P 29 60
BUPROPION HCL SR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 21
CARBAMAZEPINE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 42
PRISTIQ 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 40
SEROQUEL XR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 34 39
OXCARBAZEPINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 25
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 24
PERPHENAZINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 38 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 45
INVEGA SUSTENNA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 39 37
PALIPERIDONE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 41 55
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 32
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 43 62
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 44 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 March 16, 2011.
  • 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.