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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,656Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 195 out of 1479

$350K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 120 out of 1479

278 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 5,108 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $33 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 517 349 1 1
RANITIDINE HCL 408 232 2 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 347 214 3 3
METFORMIN HCL 306 200 4 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 292 189 5 8
GABAPENTIN 278 122 6 5
SYNTHROID 228 145 7 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 192 160 8 6
NABUMETONE 156 65 9 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 91 10 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136 47 11 64
FUROSEMIDE 120 58 12 15
VERAPAMIL ER 114 61 13 34
OMEPRAZOLE 112 41 14 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111 79 15 19
ASPIRIN EC 108 87 16 24
GLYBURIDE 107 59 R 17 55
PROAIR HFA 106 75 18 80
SINGULAIR 102 38 19 74
ATENOLOL 100 56 20 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95 59 21 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 64 22 14
NAPROXEN 88 60 23 57
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 84 51 24 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 84 56 24 17
TRAMADOL HCL 78 20 26 20
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 77 45 27 39
PENTOXIFYLLINE 75 56 28 40
GLIPIZIDE 74 47 29 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74 49 29 54
QVAR 72 45 31 174
BACLOFEN 71 26 32 89
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 62 33 31
CARVEDILOL 68 41 34 32
SULINDAC 67 41 35 62
PLAVIX 64 46 36 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 63 35 37 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 62 46 38 41
FINASTERIDE 61 56 39 84
SURE COMFORT 59 25 40 58
CLOPIDOGREL 58 50 41 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 23 41 104
LANTUS 57 42 43 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 37 44 26
ASPIR 81 53 31 45 240
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 52 36 46 9
FAMOTIDINE 52 38 46 47
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 July 18, 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.