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Prescriber Checkup

ABIMAEL RIVERA MD

J2 CALLE 2 VILLAS DE RIO GRANDE

Rio grande | Puerto Rico | 00745

(787) 594-7062

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,255Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 190

$697K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 190

822 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38%Patients 65 Years and Older
5% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

12% of this provider’s 3,846 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 5%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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
FLUOXETINE HCL 1,219 514 1 1
PAROXETINE HCL 824 326 2 4
RISPERIDONE 815 330 3 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 480 157 R 4 15
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 447 140 R 10 5 20
SERTRALINE HCL 432 204 6 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 423 182 7 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 386 116 8 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 369 284 9 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 364 232 10 6
DOXEPIN HCL 355 45 11 12
BUPROPION XL 312 17 12 8
BUPROPION HCL SR 285 44 13 17
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 264 39 14 26
TRAZODONE HCL 261 50 15 7
OLANZAPINE 245 74 16 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 240 28 R 17 11
SEROQUEL 233 93 18 22
CYMBALTA 224 29 19 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 197 34 20 14
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 181 55 R 21 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 179 13 22 13
ABILIFY 170 51 23 18
HALOPERIDOL 155 41 24 21
LITHIUM CARBONATE 117 17 25 27
HYDROXYZINE HCL 107 25 R 26 50
NAMENDA 107 101 26 36
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 103 21 28 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 92 16 29 16
LAMOTRIGINE 91 23 30 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 38 31 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL 80 24 32 40
CLONAZEPAM 61 24 33 28
PERPHENAZINE 59 17 34 39
MIRTAZAPINE 55 0 35 25
IMIPRAMINE HCL 52 44 R 36 49
SEROQUEL XR 50 0 37 34
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 Sept. 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.