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CARLOS PEREZ VIZCARRONDO MD

AVE. LUIS MUNOZ RIVERA 1007 EDIF DARLINGTON SUITE 307

San juan | Puerto Rico | 00925

(787) 765-4799

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,839Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 388 out of 1479

$184K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 386 out of 1479

211 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
0% 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

3% of this provider’s 5,557 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

$32 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $33 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 280 268 1 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 228 224 2 45
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 223 196 3 3
SERTRALINE HCL 212 212 4 38
METFORMIN HCL 178 178 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 155 148 6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 130 95 7 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116 116 8 31
NAMENDA 111 111 9 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110 110 10 8
FUROSEMIDE 104 95 11 15
GABAPENTIN 95 83 12 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 93 93 13 6
RANITIDINE HCL 92 92 14 4
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 88 15 14
ATENOLOL 88 70 15 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88 88 15 51
FAMOTIDINE 84 84 18 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80 71 19 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75 75 20 23
RISPERIDONE 69 64 21 88
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 59 22 10
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62 62 23 33
LISINOPRIL 61 61 24 16
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 61 61 24 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60 60 26 54
DIGOXIN 58 58 27 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 55 28 48
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 55 51 28 39
KETOCONAZOLE 54 49 30 93
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 53 31 18
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 51 38 32 130
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 Sept. 24, 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.