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Prescriber Checkup

WILLIAM RODRIGUEZ M.D.

121 CALLE MARGINAL STE 3 URB. MONTE CARLO

Vega baja | Puerto Rico | 00693

(787) 855-4459

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,378Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 95 out of 551

$478K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 106 out of 551

405 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51%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
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this specialty
in Puerto Rico
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 405 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 405 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 7,224 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $35 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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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
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 708 391 1 10
GABAPENTIN 612 329 2 3
RANITIDINE HCL 610 303 3 8
SIMVASTATIN 607 362 4 1
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 520 283 5 5
GLIPIZIDE 494 310 6 20
METFORMIN HCL 416 233 7 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 372 187 8 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 369 95 S2 9 102
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 345 149 10 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 315 198 11 15
SYNTHROID 293 122 12 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 262 175 13 4
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 232 121 14 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 225 143 15 9
OMEPRAZOLE 206 128 16 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 189 79 17 16
PROAIR HFA 185 51 18 92
TRAMADOL HCL 170 64 19 32
SERTRALINE HCL 166 96 20 43
NIFEDIPINE ER 161 99 21 75
SINGULAIR 153 55 22 58
LYRICA 148 46 23 86
ASPIRIN EC 139 79 24 26
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 132 46 25 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130 88 26 17
NAPROXEN 126 58 27 80
NAPROXEN SODIUM 120 43 28 137
QVAR 119 44 29 136
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113 39 30 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 113 51 30 54
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 110 35 R 32 48
GEMFIBROZIL 103 50 33 61
FUROSEMIDE 103 72 33 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97 61 35 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 93 80 36 50
PENTOXIFYLLINE 92 71 37 73
CEPHALEXIN 91 38 38 181
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88 76 39 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82 65 40 21
LANSOPRAZOLE 81 31 41 72
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 80 48 42 25
AZITHROMYCIN 80 35 42 55
BACLOFEN 77 16 44 123
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 77 32 44 129
CYMBALTA 77 24 44 105
DICYCLOMINE HCL 74 14 47 201
DEXAMETHASONE 71 33 48 111
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 71 24 48 274
CLOPIDOGREL 70 53 50 30
PLAVIX 70 49 50 33
CARVEDILOL 67 60 52 22
LOPERAMIDE 67 0 52 211
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66 0 R 54 184
MECLIZINE HCL 65 44 55 56
PAROXETINE HCL 60 24 56 77
CLONIDINE HCL 54 30 57 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53 47 58 38
NAMENDA 50 50 59 94
DIOVAN 50 21 59 57
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.