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Prescriber Checkup

DAVID HEAL M.D.

#6 CALLE CENTRAL ESQ. COMERCIO

Morovis | Puerto Rico | 00687

(787) 369-1336

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,574Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 319 out of 1479

$280K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 194 out of 1479

257 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%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

4% of this provider’s 257 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

2% of this provider’s 4,281 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $33 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 314 213 1 1
RANITIDINE HCL 282 147 2 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 254 145 3 3
METFORMIN HCL 218 162 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 195 123 5 7
GABAPENTIN 190 118 6 5
SYNTHROID 160 63 7 12
NABUMETONE 146 75 8 22
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 133 89 9 18
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 126 83 10 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124 112 11 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 124 95 11 6
FUROSEMIDE 103 95 13 15
PENTOXIFYLLINE 103 83 13 40
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 94 72 15 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90 88 16 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 86 17 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83 36 18 23
LATANOPROST 76 69 19 116
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 74 52 20 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73 48 21 19
LISINOPRIL 72 58 22 16
FENOFIBRATE 67 39 23 37
ATENOLOL 67 31 23 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 67 42 23 17
CLOPIDOGREL 65 55 26 46
GLIPIZIDE 65 61 26 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 64 29 28 21
PLAVIX 64 54 28 52
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 63 63 30 82
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 40 31 26
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60 40 31 33
LANTUS 58 36 33 35
AZITHROMYCIN 55 26 34 25
ASPIRIN EC 53 33 35 24
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. 10, 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.