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Prescriber Checkup

JOSE PADILLA MD

STREET 21 NUM. 1781 HOSP. METROPOLITANO 1-FLOOR SUITE 103

San juan | Puerto Rico | 00921

(787) 783-6620

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,599Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 194

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 194

1,658 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%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 32,172 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $36 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 3,272 2,842 1 1
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 1,650 1,394 10 2 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,406 1,218 3 3
ATENOLOL 1,130 900 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,113 918 5 20
METFORMIN HCL 1,057 900 6 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,033 892 7 5
PROPAFENONE HCL 1,006 937 10 8 89
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 922 802 9 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 883 778 10 2
SYNTHROID 865 778 11 17
GABAPENTIN 843 699 12 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 828 676 13 10
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 747 628 14 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 716 607 15 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 689 575 16 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 677 639 17 12
OMEPRAZOLE 662 565 18 23
FUROSEMIDE 624 490 19 14
CLOPIDOGREL 592 537 20 16
LABETALOL HCL 590 501 10 21 81
GLIPIZIDE 551 472 22 43
CARVEDILOL 519 451 23 8
RANITIDINE HCL 519 461 23 22
DIGOXIN 504 420 25 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 489 414 26 29
FENOFIBRATE 423 273 27 36
PLAVIX 412 388 28 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 408 352 29 28
IRBESARTAN 401 342 10 30 31
CRESTOR 383 316 31 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 299 276 32 42
DIOVAN 280 222 33 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 271 267 34 76
LISINOPRIL 269 229 35 11
ASPIRIN EC 249 212 36 24
AVAPRO 240 219 10 37 41
CILOSTAZOL 232 224 38 57
ZETIA 214 149 39 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 212 191 40 52
AMIODARONE HCL 204 197 41 60
DIOVAN HCT 201 152 42 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197 165 43 44
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 195 176 44 54
CAPTOPRIL 185 160 45 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 183 144 46 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 179 144 47 30
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 178 148 48 113
NIFEDIPINE ER 175 170 49 47
GEMFIBROZIL 175 148 49 63
HUMULIN 70-30 163 128 51 88
MECLIZINE HCL 162 133 52 85
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 159 127 R 53 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155 120 54 4
RAMIPRIL 152 112 55 33
SERTRALINE HCL 147 142 56 64
VERAPAMIL ER 135 99 57 34
EVISTA 127 127 58 83
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 124 116 59 135
JANUMET 121 92 60 102
VYTORIN 118 82 61 53
JANUVIA 117 89 62 82
QUINAPRIL HCL 114 105 63 58
ATACAND 113 100 64 68
NAMENDA 108 108 65 109
ALLOPURINOL 105 85 66 69
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 104 96 R 67 129
TRILIPIX 97 83 68 78
SINGULAIR 94 87 69 114
HUMULIN N 91 81 70 103
TERAZOSIN HCL 91 87 70 75
TRICOR 90 88 72 66
FAMOTIDINE 83 73 73 55
LANTUS 83 68 73 74
DIPYRIDAMOLE 80 80 R 75 105
NABUMETONE 79 64 76 96
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 67 77 62
LANSOPRAZOLE 77 64 78 79
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 77 67 78 70
PENTOXIFYLLINE 75 73 80 99
PROPRANOLOL HCL 74 67 81 92
CLONIDINE HCL 73 57 82 45
DETROL LA 73 73 82 183
NIFEDICAL XL 68 64 84 101
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67 47 85 138
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 44 86 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 63 87 40
GLIPIZIDE XL 64 58 88 90
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 52 89 46
AVALIDE 58 52 90 99
ATACAND HCT 58 44 90 124
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 57 57 92 77
COUMADIN 57 47 92 38
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 38 94 87
PAROXETINE HCL 51 39 95 116
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 8, 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.