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Prescriber Checkup

NICOLAS PEREZ MALDONADO M.D.

68 CALLE SANTA CRUZ EDIF TORRE SAN PABLO SUITE 401

Bayamon | Puerto Rico | 00961

(787) 785-2424

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,119Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 71

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 71

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

1% of this provider’s 3,427 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

60% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 34%.

Prescription Price

$241 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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
NAMENDA 433 373 1 2
PLAVIX 403 338 2 20
GALANTAMINE HBR 317 261 3 5
SERTRALINE HCL 271 228 4 7
EXELON 252 229 5 6
MAXIMUM D3 240 159 10 6 88
AZILECT 201 170 7 47
LAMICTAL 173 16 8 75
CLOPIDOGREL 166 152 9 19
LYRICA 158 80 10 12
CYMBALTA 141 89 11 16
KEPPRA 122 31 12 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117 53 13 97
DONEPEZIL HCL 110 104 14 1
TIZANIDINE HCL 86 39 15 17
AGGRENOX 79 79 16 89
MELOXICAM 69 15 17 56
VIMPAT 68 11 18 69
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66 66 19 8
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 62 20 4
GABAPENTIN 62 42 20 3
BUPROPION HCL SR 56 42 22 103
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52 44 23 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 52 40 23 35
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 Jan. 18, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.