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Prescriber Checkup

CARLOS ORRACA M.D.

CARR #2 MARGINAL ELLIOT VELEZ B-45 URB ATENAS

Manati | Puerto Rico | 00674

(787) 884-0623

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,300Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 384

$730K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 384

581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%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

3% of this provider’s 581 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

4% of this provider’s 15,498 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $45 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,961 1,435 1 1
METFORMIN HCL 980 690 2 2
GABAPENTIN 846 528 3 4
SYNTHROID 799 574 4 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 785 508 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 677 511 6 11
RANITIDINE HCL 575 418 7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 511 416 8 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 498 355 9 15
GLYBURIDE 491 396 R 10 82
FUROSEMIDE 458 412 11 17
OMEPRAZOLE 447 317 12 8
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 427 348 13 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 424 313 14 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 408 281 15 16
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 398 225 16 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 317 258 17 20
HUMULIN 70-30 316 231 18 47
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 283 240 19 29
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 281 171 20 13
FAMOTIDINE 271 190 21 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 234 147 22 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 233 211 23 28
QUINAPRIL HCL 229 157 24 110
COUMADIN 190 135 25 100
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 187 168 26 118
TRICOR 174 138 27 123
MECLIZINE HCL 157 127 28 73
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157 142 28 21
ATENOLOL 153 92 30 12
CLOPIDOGREL 138 138 31 30
SULINDAC 138 73 31 79
GEMFIBROZIL 136 69 33 74
PLAVIX 132 132 34 32
PAROXETINE HCL 131 125 35 37
ASPIRIN EC 127 104 36 31
TRAMADOL HCL 122 112 37 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 117 19 R 38 212
AZITHROMYCIN 112 79 39 59
LISINOPRIL 109 84 40 14
LOVASTATIN 103 89 41 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102 86 42 19
SPIRIVA 100 100 43 91
CILOSTAZOL 98 79 44 70
HUMULIN N 97 91 45 57
SINGULAIR 96 83 46 63
EVISTA 96 80 46 52
FENOFIBRATE 94 39 48 53
CARVEDILOL 89 68 49 23
DIGOXIN 88 79 50 49
INSULIN SYRINGE 85 61 51 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84 75 52 25
PREMARIN 83 26 R 53 209
VERAPAMIL ER 82 68 54 41
ALLOPURINOL 80 48 55 94
PREDNISONE 79 70 56 56
GLIPIZIDE 77 65 57 27
CRESTOR 75 48 58 45
LANTUS 74 38 59 42
TRILIPIX 72 36 60 160
SPIRONOLACTONE 70 59 61 88
FINASTERIDE 70 54 61 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 69 69 63 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 40 63 61
CYMBALTA 67 18 65 71
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 63 46 66 132
CLARITHROMYCIN 62 44 67 285
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 62 33 67 175
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 31 67 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61 35 70 43
RAMIPRIL 61 51 70 51
DIOVAN 60 49 72 54
CLONIDINE HCL 59 34 73 84
AMIODARONE HCL 58 58 74 220
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 38 74 103
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 57 27 76 58
NAPROXEN SODIUM 56 25 77 164
METOLAZONE 55 44 78 222
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 45 78 204
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 53 37 80 104
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 46 80 137
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 52 47 82 159
NABUMETONE 51 24 83 34
ZETIA 50 40 84 69
SURE COMFORT 50 42 84 96
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 43 84 146
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 Aug. 28, 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.