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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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19,184Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

$3.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 788 providers in this state and specialty

1,320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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 876 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 *

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%. This is far more than peers.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$161 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$4.33M

2014

$4.06M

2015

$3.09M

2016

Number of Claims

22,848

2014

21,992

2015

19,184

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
NAMENDA XR 2,496

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

2,153

prescriptions.

207

patients, 16% of all patients

10 1 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,730

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,149

prescriptions.

240

patients, 18% of all patients

2 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,022

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

898

prescriptions.

170

patients, 13% of all patients

3 34
OLANZAPINE 937

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

160

patients, 12% of all patients

P 4 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 867

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

171

patients, 13% of all patients

5 24
SERTRALINE HCL 799

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

130

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
ARIPIPRAZOLE 787

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

129

patients, 10% of all patients

P 7 14
TRAZODONE HCL 671

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

128

patients, 10% of all patients

8 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 667

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

9 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 655

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

115

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 3
SEROQUEL XR 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

P 10 11 39
OXCARBAZEPINE 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

10 12 25
RISPERIDONE 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

P 13 6
DULOXETINE HCL 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

14 7
MEMANTINE HCL 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

15 43
NUEDEXTA 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

16 57
MIRTAZAPINE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

17 17
RIVASTIGMINE* 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

18 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

19 13
EXELON 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

20 72
LORAZEPAM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

21 9
CLONAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

22 2
VIIBRYD 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

23 63
LATUDA 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P 24 29
NAMZARIC 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

25 69
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

26 10
RIVASTIGMINE* 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

26 78
FANAPT 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 10 28 71
LAMOTRIGINE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

29 16
CLOZAPINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 30 38
BUSPIRONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

31 20
OLANZAPINE ODT 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 91
INVEGA SUSTENNA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 33 37
TOPIRAMATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

34 35
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

35 70
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 36 23
ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

37 4
LITHIUM CARBONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

39 21
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 Dec. 26, 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.