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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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10,545Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$918K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

646 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

44% of this provider’s 195 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

3% of this provider’s 646 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$741K

2014

$585K

2015

$918K

2016

Number of Claims

6,961

2014

6,141

2015

10,545

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 1,279

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

193

patients, 30% of all patients

1 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 697

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

149

patients, 23% of all patients

2 8
CLONAZEPAM 679

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

151

patients, 23% of all patients

3 2
TRAZODONE HCL 648

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

156

patients, 24% of all patients

4 1
LORAZEPAM 447

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

5 9
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 49

patients, 8% of all patients

6 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

P 7 3
TEMAZEPAM 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

8 31
MIRTAZAPINE 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

9 17
DULOXETINE HCL 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

11 13
ARIPIPRAZOLE 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 14
SERTRALINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

13 5
RISPERIDONE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

P 14 6
OLANZAPINE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

P 15 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

16 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

17 19
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 18 23
LATUDA 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

P 19 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

21 21
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

22 10
PAROXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 32
DIAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 28
LAMOTRIGINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

25 16
OXCARBAZEPINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 25
BUSPIRONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 3% of all patients

27 20
BUPROPION HCL SR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
HYDROXYZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 53
SEROQUEL XR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 39
BUPROPION XL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 15
DOXEPIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 41
CLOZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 38
TOPIRAMATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 35
PRISTIQ 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

35 40
HALOPERIDOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 30
PRAZOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 50
CARBAMAZEPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 42
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 45
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 41 49
LITHIUM CARBONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 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 May 26, 2014.
  • 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.