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Prescriber Checkup

MANUEL RODRIGUEZ ZAYAS MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,313Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 384

$564K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 384

494 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
3% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Puerto Rico
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 494 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 12,372 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $45 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Puerto Rico
RANITIDINE HCL 1,021 834 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 812 665 2 8
SIMVASTATIN 777 644 3 1
METFORMIN HCL 598 455 4 2
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 487 409 5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 395 324 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 347 312 7 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 331 289 8 5
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 320 265 9 6
GLIPIZIDE 319 258 10 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 314 243 11 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 280 246 12 11
ATENOLOL 265 243 13 12
FUROSEMIDE 237 171 14 17
GABAPENTIN 236 155 15 4
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 230 212 16 28
CARVEDILOL 226 197 17 23
TRAMADOL HCL 200 158 18 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 174 157 19 29
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 169 142 20 81
GLIMEPIRIDE 167 143 21 18
INSULIN SYRINGE 155 99 22 46
DIPYRIDAMOLE 147 145 R 23 97
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 146 107 24 19
LEVOXYL 132 116 25 44
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 129 117 R 26 106
HUMULIN 70-30 128 100 27 47
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 116 107 28 13
DIGOXIN 115 102 29 49
NABUMETONE 112 102 30 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109 71 31 61
CAPTOPRIL 108 92 32 72
ASPIRIN EC 108 95 32 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 94 34 16
GEMFIBROZIL 106 69 34 74
SULINDAC 104 90 36 79
LISINOPRIL 102 84 37 14
SYNTHROID 102 100 37 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98 88 39 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 81 40 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 92 53 41 43
VERAPAMIL ER 90 90 42 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89 60 43 39
AZITHROMYCIN 89 69 43 59
PLAVIX 89 85 43 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 30 S2 46 93
TRICOR 85 66 47 123
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 64 48 20
PAROXETINE HCL 83 62 49 37
LANTUS 82 69 50 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 62 51 50
MELOXICAM 73 67 52 85
CLOPIDOGREL 73 66 52 30
LEVOTHROID 69 55 54 301
SURE COMFORT 69 56 54 96
DIOVAN 67 53 56 54
NAPROXEN SODIUM 67 46 56 164
FAMOTIDINE 66 65 58 35
SPIRIVA 64 47 59 91
DEXAMETHASONE 63 54 60 117
QVAR 59 51 61 188
CYMBALTA 58 24 62 71
LYRICA 56 44 63 92
WARFARIN SODIUM 56 52 63 48
SINGULAIR 55 48 65 63
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 55 45 65 144
IBUPROFEN 54 38 67 224
PROAIR HFA 53 38 68 112
PREDNISONE 53 37 68 56
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 53 48 68 132
FLUCONAZOLE 52 36 71 155
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 33 72 36
NITROSTAT 50 43 73 199
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 April 12, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.