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Prescriber Checkup

JUAN TORRES VELAZQUEZ MD

TORRE SAN CRISTOBAL SUITE #301

Coto laurel | Puerto Rico | 00780

(787) 259-7219

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,140Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 364 out of 1479

$212K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 311 out of 1479

313 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,676 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $33 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 363 344 1 1
RANITIDINE HCL 312 285 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 220 214 3 15
OMEPRAZOLE 220 202 3 7
METFORMIN HCL 194 172 5 2
SYNTHROID 158 148 6 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157 152 7 8
SERTRALINE HCL 131 130 8 38
GABAPENTIN 128 113 9 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 122 122 10 45
ATENOLOL 117 115 11 11
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 115 106 12 130
CAPTOPRIL 114 107 13 28
CRESTOR 104 91 14 73
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95 90 15 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 92 16 10
GLIPIZIDE 89 81 17 13
CILOSTAZOL 88 77 18 65
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 76 76 19 6
CARVEDILOL 75 75 20 32
HALOPERIDOL 75 67 20 141
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 72 72 22 33
NAMENDA 71 71 23 69
LEVOXYL 70 63 24 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 68 63 25 17
MECLIZINE HCL 62 62 26 50
SURE COMFORT 62 56 26 58
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 61 57 28 91
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 60 60 29 331
NITROFURANTOIN 57 47 30 336
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57 57 30 31
FAMOTIDINE 55 55 32 47
PLAVIX 54 54 33 52
CLOPIDOGREL 52 52 34 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51 51 35 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 43 36 26
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 Oct. 17, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.