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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,243Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 1479

$430K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 1479

663 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
2% 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

2% of this provider’s 10,680 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 20%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $33 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 745 643 1 1
METFORMIN HCL 455 404 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 452 406 3 6
GABAPENTIN 317 256 4 5
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 282 233 5 3
LANTUS 267 218 6 35
OMEPRAZOLE 264 224 7 7
SYNTHROID 234 195 8 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 232 205 9 8
RAMIPRIL 221 201 10 63
GLIMEPIRIDE 221 193 10 21
FAMOTIDINE 216 185 12 47
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 211 176 13 18
FENOFIBRATE 209 169 14 37
INSULIN SYRINGE 196 177 15 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 179 160 16 19
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168 151 17 123
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 168 151 17 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161 134 19 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153 131 20 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149 109 21 14
ATENOLOL 149 130 21 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 134 134 23 98
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134 118 23 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133 126 25 31
RANITIDINE HCL 132 119 26 4
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 123 107 27 91
FUROSEMIDE 118 110 28 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 118 118 28 45
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 115 92 30 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111 78 31 64
RISPERIDONE 107 101 32 88
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106 101 33 23
VERAPAMIL ER 98 98 34 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96 93 35 142
CLOPIDOGREL 96 93 35 46
TRAZODONE HCL 91 86 37 122
PLAVIX 89 79 38 52
SERTRALINE HCL 86 81 39 38
IRBESARTAN 85 64 40 78
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 81 80 41 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 79 41 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79 78 43 54
CARVEDILOL 79 78 43 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79 70 43 51
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 65 46 160
LISINOPRIL 73 72 47 16
DIGOXIN 72 62 48 61
GLIPIZIDE 72 62 48 13
NAMENDA 71 71 50 69
MOMETASONE FUROATE 69 60 51 171
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 69 59 R 51 53
INDAPAMIDE 66 57 53 131
DIOVAN 65 51 54 85
HUMALOG 64 53 55 169
QUINAPRIL HCL 61 47 56 136
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56 50 57 33
TRANDOLAPRIL 55 55 58 248
LEVOXYL 55 40 58 44
ASPIRIN EC 54 54 60 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53 51 61 48
NABUMETONE 50 43 62 22
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 Dec. 11, 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.