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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

JORGE ROBLES IRIZARRY M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Mental Health Counselor

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,755Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$165K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
393 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$121K

2012

$119K

2013

$166K

2014

$165K

2015

Number of Claims

5,457

2012

8,269

2013

9,100

2014

8,755

2015

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

2,067

prescriptions, 24% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

266

patients, 68% of all patients

RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,269

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

175

patients, 45% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,087

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

150

patients, 38% of all patients

LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,070

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

144

patients, 37% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

R
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

R
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 R
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 May 18, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.