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Prescriber Checkup

MILITZA CANINO RIVERA MD

URB. SAN ANTONIO CARR 924 CALLE 1 A1 SUITE 4

Humacao | Puerto Rico | 00792

(787) 645-9097

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,682Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 1479

$461K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 1479

280 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
4% 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

2% of this provider’s 11,333 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $33 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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 594 502 1 1
RANITIDINE HCL 523 463 2 4
GABAPENTIN 473 402 3 5
METFORMIN HCL 439 347 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 379 357 5 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 336 246 6 9
TRAMADOL HCL 318 230 7 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 310 256 8 10
SYNTHROID 292 239 9 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 274 218 10 3
PENTOXIFYLLINE 237 215 11 40
OMEPRAZOLE 183 155 12 7
GEMFIBROZIL 173 120 13 49
CAPTOPRIL 170 140 14 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169 117 15 17
LISINOPRIL 166 151 16 16
MECLIZINE HCL 165 147 17 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 159 142 18 108
ATENOLOL 151 120 19 11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 144 132 20 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144 136 20 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143 126 22 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 142 136 23 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 136 136 24 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 126 25 14
GLIPIZIDE 129 108 26 13
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 128 86 27 39
NAPROXEN SODIUM 127 109 28 87
PREDNISOLONE 125 99 29 97
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 123 101 30 127
INSULIN SYRINGE 121 91 31 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 118 117 32 6
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 112 97 33 68
HUMULIN 70-30 110 98 34 43
LYRICA 106 73 35 99
SERTRALINE HCL 106 85 35 38
CLOPIDOGREL 101 101 37 46
CARVEDILOL 97 92 38 32
ASPIRIN EC 93 91 39 24
BACLOFEN 91 52 40 89
MEGESTROL ACETATE 90 78 R 41 109
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90 76 41 26
LANTUS 88 82 43 35
HUMULIN N 87 61 44 42
SURE COMFORT 86 82 45 58
PLAVIX 85 85 46 52
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81 68 47 100
DIGOXIN 78 78 48 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 77 48 49 83
KETOCONAZOLE 75 70 50 93
NAMENDA 75 73 50 69
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74 67 52 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 64 53 94
VERAPAMIL ER 71 61 54 34
SEROQUEL 69 60 55 203
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 69 46 55 81
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66 34 57 260
PAROXETINE HCL 65 51 58 77
PREDNISONE 64 64 59 67
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 64 40 R 59 137
TRICOR 63 36 61 178
NAPROXEN 61 35 62 57
MELOXICAM 61 41 62 90
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59 33 64 23
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 59 56 64 130
CYMBALTA 56 20 66 159
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 47 67 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 25 67 64
DILANTIN 55 55 67 267
CARAFATE 52 41 70 196
GLYCOPYRROLATE 52 52 70 248
AMMONIUM LACTATE 50 43 72 258
LACTULOSE 50 36 72 172
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 Dec. 17, 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.