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Prescriber Checkup

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ BURGOS M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,454Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 384

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 384

1,489 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
1% 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

1% of this provider’s 25,257 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$31 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $45 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,347 1,752 1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 2,172 1,620 10 2 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,793 1,296 10 3 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,784 1,414 10 4 24
SIMVASTATIN 1,315 1,049 5 1
LISINOPRIL 1,271 1,025 6 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,170 851 10 7 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,158 902 8 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 892 682 9 21
ASPIRIN EC 869 684 10 10 31
CARVEDILOL 761 579 11 23
CLOPIDOGREL 725 620 12 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 713 636 13 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 711 590 14 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 680 444 15 88
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 666 545 16 29
PLAVIX 599 500 17 32
FUROSEMIDE 574 476 18 17
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 551 413 19 6
METFORMIN HCL 538 430 20 2
DILTIAZEM ER 473 358 10 21 210
VERAPAMIL ER 418 309 10 22 41
NIASPAN 399 259 23 227
RAMIPRIL 398 270 24 51
IRBESARTAN 357 262 10 25 55
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 318 277 26 137
OMEPRAZOLE 279 215 27 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258 179 28 78
RANITIDINE HCL 239 218 29 7
COUMADIN 236 219 30 100
ATENOLOL 235 189 31 12
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 235 194 31 224
SYNTHROID 228 202 33 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 219 191 34 11
FAMOTIDINE 215 192 35 35
OMEGA-3 196 137 10 36 305
INDAPAMIDE 187 146 37 152
GABAPENTIN 185 170 38 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 179 102 39 43
CRESTOR 170 127 40 45
CARTIA XT 169 129 10 41 202
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 153 134 42 330
TRANDOLAPRIL 152 93 43 270
DIGOXIN 148 137 44 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 135 105 45 130
GLIPIZIDE 134 113 46 27
CILOSTAZOL 132 120 47 70
AVAPRO 127 87 48 87
NIACIN 122 97 10 49 308
WARFARIN SODIUM 117 110 50 48
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 79 10 51 182
METOLAZONE 102 96 52 222
FELODIPINE ER 95 84 53 218
DIOVAN 94 82 54 54
NITROSTAT 93 79 55 199
ASPIR-LOW 92 79 56 176
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92 88 56 19
ZETIA 89 44 58 69
LABETALOL HCL 86 71 59 384
PENTOXIFYLLINE 84 77 60 113
LOVAZA 81 45 61 238
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 80 61 18
TERAZOSIN HCL 73 70 63 171
BENAZEPRIL HCL 68 37 64 204
GEMFIBROZIL 67 29 65 74
EXFORGE HCT 66 53 66 411
AVALIDE 65 49 67 286
COREG CR 63 37 68 424
SUCRALFATE 63 49 68 246
TRILIPIX 58 38 70 160
CHLORTHALIDONE 56 40 71 316
FINASTERIDE 54 52 72 62
EXFORGE 54 39 72 297
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 53 38 74 132
QUINAPRIL HCL 50 38 75 110
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 8, 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.