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Prescriber Checkup

AMARILIS CORCHADO PEREZ MD

CARR #2, CALLE MARGINAL, KM 112.4 BO. GUERRERO

Isabela | Puerto Rico | 00662

(787) 872-8538

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,563Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 71

$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 71

1,036 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%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

2% of this provider’s 1,036 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 8,009 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 34%.

Prescription Price

$108 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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
GABAPENTIN 1,415 618 1 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,267 1,069 2 1
LYRICA 725 336 10 3 12
NAMENDA 659 605 4 2
EXELON 598 515 5 6
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 491 230 6 11
CYMBALTA 472 240 7 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 288 100 8 37
SIMVASTATIN 272 204 9 13
LEVETIRACETAM 226 76 10 9
CLOPIDOGREL 219 171 11 19
RISPERIDONE 208 171 12 22
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 203 101 13 25
SULINDAC 202 70 14 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 201 176 15 10
PLAVIX 198 162 16 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 192 112 17 15
PRIMIDONE 174 109 18 23
METAXALONE 172 29 R 10 19 65
ETODOLAC 167 21 20 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 159 0 R 21 66
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 158 102 22 8
MEGESTROL ACETATE 144 131 R 23 110
PROPRANOLOL HCL 141 66 24 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 136 127 25 14
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 127 88 26 70
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 125 104 27 48
LAMOTRIGINE 122 62 28 21
RANITIDINE HCL 117 69 29 24
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 117 0 R 29 39
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 106 62 R 31 51
NABUMETONE 101 40 32 31
PAROXETINE HCL 101 81 32 27
TOPIRAMATE 99 0 34 29
TRAMADOL HCL 97 42 35 30
AZILECT 96 74 36 47
SERTRALINE HCL 93 82 37 7
OXCARBAZEPINE 90 52 38 38
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 87 49 39 61
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 60 40 130
GALANTAMINE HBR 77 68 41 5
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 69 42 72
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 72 40 42 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 65 41 44 62
SEROQUEL 60 60 45 34
BACLOFEN 60 25 45 45
GEMFIBROZIL 60 21 45 143
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59 59 48 4
MAXALT 58 0 49 121
CHLORZOXAZONE 54 0 R 50 117
SEROQUEL XR 50 49 51 76
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 Aug. 31, 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.