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Prescriber Checkup

VIVIAN PASTRANA M.D.

MENNONITE HOSPITAL INC.(CIMA) SARGENTO GERARDO SANTIAGO STREET, INTERIOR 14

Aibonito | Puerto Rico | 00705

(787) 735-6115

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,150Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 384

$523K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 384

790 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 3,143 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $45 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,139 234 1 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 1,090 261 2 36
SERTRALINE HCL 908 404 3 26
RISPERIDONE 774 206 4 60
PAROXETINE HCL 724 235 5 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 685 317 6 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 474 192 7 83
DOXEPIN HCL 425 126 8 89
CYMBALTA 346 61 9 71
DONEPEZIL HCL 288 210 10 33
SEROQUEL 256 113 11 141
BUPROPION XL 242 22 12 89
OLANZAPINE 167 88 13 143
TRAZODONE HCL 167 65 13 77
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 165 27 15 120
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 143 38 R 16 135
PRISTIQ ER 134 21 17 200
ABILIFY 121 55 18 119
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 114 15 19 126
BUDEPRION XL 112 0 10 20 259
MIRTAZAPINE 99 28 21 111
LAMOTRIGINE 93 0 22 121
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92 34 R 23 75
BUPROPION HCL SR 90 22 24 122
RANITIDINE HCL 90 0 24 7
HALOPERIDOL 83 23 26 168
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 78 13 R 27 172
NAMENDA 74 74 28 67
LITHIUM CARBONATE 68 0 29 201
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66 24 30 229
VENLAFAXINE HCL 57 14 31 231
ZALEPLON 50 0 32 291
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 Jan. 13, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.