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Prescriber Checkup

RAMON ORTIZ CARRASQUILLO M.D.

MANATI MEDICAL CENTER URB. ATENAS CALLE, HERNANDEZ CARRION

Manati | Puerto Rico | 00674

(787) 854-3700

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,823Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 384

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 384

1,628 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%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
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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 15,661 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $45 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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
SYNTHROID 3,100 1,965 10 1 9
METFORMIN HCL 1,882 1,218 10 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,352 908 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,073 834 4 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 820 556 5 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 746 470 6 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 584 435 7 5
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 524 415 10 8 104
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 504 310 9 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 466 306 10 6
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 449 358 11 10
CRESTOR 373 313 12 45
LEVOXYL 367 194 13 44
FENOFIBRATE 334 125 14 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 323 230 15 16
OMEPRAZOLE 306 217 16 8
GABAPENTIN 304 229 17 4
LANTUS 301 183 18 42
RANITIDINE HCL 278 207 19 7
INSULIN SYRINGE 263 170 20 46
LISINOPRIL 263 215 20 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 252 185 22 20
HUMALOG 251 140 23 158
CARVEDILOL 224 166 24 23
JANUVIA 220 168 25 108
GLIPIZIDE 178 147 26 27
ATENOLOL 157 121 27 12
ZETIA 153 79 28 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151 134 29 21
METHIMAZOLE 151 86 29 284
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 147 117 R 31 64
ONGLYZA 137 105 32 203
FUROSEMIDE 134 106 33 17
IRBESARTAN 134 107 33 55
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132 102 35 15
GLYBURIDE 131 90 R 36 82
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 124 103 37 29
AVAPRO 124 94 37 87
JANUMET 114 80 39 116
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 112 92 40 252
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112 72 40 24
SURE COMFORT 106 73 42 96
HUMULIN N 106 73 42 57
VICTOZA 3-PAK 104 30 44 370
PEN NEEDLE 103 37 45 244
CLONIDINE HCL 102 73 46 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98 73 47 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 97 82 48 43
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 95 72 49 261
PLAVIX 94 74 50 32
LEVEMIR 94 54 50 273
HUMULIN 70-30 94 73 50 47
VYTORIN 91 54 53 99
METFORMIN HCL ER 89 59 54 114
CALCITRIOL 86 51 55 213
CLOPIDOGREL 80 76 56 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79 21 57 300
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 78 58 58 38
ACTOS 78 59 58 169
KOMBIGLYZE XR 74 51 60 283
DIOVAN 73 66 61 54
HUMULIN R 64 18 62 334
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63 48 63 130
RAMIPRIL 62 53 64 51
NOVOFINE 32 62 32 64 426
NOVOLOG 62 43 64 342
DIOVAN HCT 61 58 67 66
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 60 31 68 132
NIFEDIPINE ER 56 55 69 106
QUINAPRIL HCL 56 41 69 110
ASPIRIN EC 54 29 71 31
GLIPIZIDE XL 52 46 72 115
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51 40 73 25
EVISTA 51 34 73 52
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 44 75 182
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.