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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,018Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 384

$1.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 384

1,413 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 25,051 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $45 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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
SYNTHROID 3,824 2,234 10 1 9
SIMVASTATIN 3,158 1,970 2 1
METFORMIN HCL 2,844 1,615 10 3 2
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 1,178 641 4 6
GABAPENTIN 1,010 719 5 4
GLIMEPIRIDE 934 593 6 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 904 568 7 5
RANITIDINE HCL 883 496 8 7
OMEPRAZOLE 871 542 9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 859 540 10 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 796 478 11 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 766 521 12 11
JANUVIA 666 392 13 108
INSULIN SYRINGE 636 432 10 14 46
HUMULIN 70-30 627 447 10 15 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 592 337 16 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 570 365 17 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 568 391 18 20
LISINOPRIL 517 366 19 14
LANTUS 513 317 20 42
GLIPIZIDE 447 253 21 27
FUROSEMIDE 447 321 21 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 446 273 23 15
ATENOLOL 406 234 24 12
CRESTOR 379 218 25 45
SURE COMFORT 350 259 10 26 96
IRBESARTAN 342 254 10 27 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 322 177 28 39
JANUMET 316 140 29 116
LEVOXYL 314 188 30 44
ASPIRIN EC 304 236 31 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300 183 32 22
VITAMIN D 283 153 33 239
AVAPRO 282 203 10 34 87
EVISTA 270 133 35 52
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 268 190 36 29
CAPTOPRIL 261 187 37 72
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 258 180 R 38 106
HUMALOG 249 133 39 158
CARVEDILOL 248 183 40 23
VERAPAMIL ER 237 159 41 41
GLIPIZIDE XL 236 174 42 115
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230 142 43 21
CLOPIDOGREL 206 162 44 30
RAMIPRIL 205 101 45 51
HUMULIN N 202 153 46 57
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 197 133 47 104
NABUMETONE 197 120 47 34
DIOVAN 186 124 49 54
TRILIPIX 183 90 50 160
PLAVIX 181 155 51 32
LANSOPRAZOLE 180 90 52 86
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171 131 53 78
VYTORIN 169 165 54 99
ZETIA 166 82 55 69
GLIPIZIDE ER 163 103 56 105
LOVASTATIN 153 100 57 80
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 141 133 58 28
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 139 79 59 13
ACTOS 138 75 60 169
GLYBURIDE 138 125 R 60 82
CALTRATE 600 + D 136 94 10 62 196
METFORMIN HCL ER 134 90 63 114
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131 86 64 19
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 130 66 65 133
ASPIR-LOW 118 89 66 176
CLONIDINE HCL 117 86 67 84
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 116 81 68 252
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 114 84 69 43
ONGLYZA 111 54 70 203
METHIMAZOLE 109 53 71 284
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 100 78 R 72 64
TRAMADOL HCL 96 75 73 40
DIOVAN HCT 92 57 74 66
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE 91 47 75 379
ACTONEL 86 60 76 230
DIGOXIN 85 64 77 49
TRICOR 83 27 78 123
MECLIZINE HCL 82 66 79 73
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 80 20 80 132
PENTOXIFYLLINE 80 47 80 113
ALLOPURINOL 80 30 80 94
SPIRONOLACTONE 79 49 83 88
CYMBALTA 79 68 83 71
BENAZEPRIL HCL 75 44 85 204
SERTRALINE HCL 73 20 86 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 48 86 25
LYRICA 73 39 86 92
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73 37 86 300
GEMFIBROZIL 70 40 90 74
VITAMIN B-12 69 54 91 251
CILOSTAZOL 65 62 92 70
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 46 93 137
CARTIA XT 63 53 93 202
FENOFIBRATE 62 25 95 53
DIPYRIDAMOLE 62 42 R 95 97
LATANOPROST 61 61 97 76
NOVOFINE 61 24 97 432
NIFEDIPINE ER 58 41 99 106
LOVAZA 56 35 100 238
DONEPEZIL HCL 56 56 100 33
LEVEMIR 56 32 100 273
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 53 0 103 261
SINGULAIR 52 34 104 63
INDAPAMIDE 50 27 105 152
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. 30, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.