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Prescriber Checkup

EDGARDO ROSARIO BURGOS MD

CLINICA BORINQUEN SUITE 106 CENTRO COMERCIAL BORINQUEN AVE. CAMPO RICO

Carolina | Puerto Rico | 00982

(787) 762-9409

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,541Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 1479

$509K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 1479

731 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%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

1% of this provider’s 15,073 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $33 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 1,490 1,249 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 710 634 2 6
METFORMIN HCL 639 547 3 2
GLIMEPIRIDE 564 509 4 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 555 472 5 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 534 452 6 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 442 401 7 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 438 397 8 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 427 383 9 3
GABAPENTIN 325 252 10 5
FENOFIBRATE 320 248 11 37
RANITIDINE HCL 281 261 12 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276 237 13 10
ASPIRIN EC 273 261 14 24
OMEPRAZOLE 270 237 15 7
AZITHROMYCIN 256 217 16 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 247 218 17 51
LISINOPRIL 244 216 18 16
SYNTHROID 241 208 19 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 240 205 20 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 235 175 21 17
ATENOLOL 233 230 22 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 198 183 23 98
RAMIPRIL 190 159 24 63
METFORMIN HCL ER 181 163 25 95
INSULIN SYRINGE 161 113 26 30
SERTRALINE HCL 153 123 27 38
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 142 93 28 154
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 135 119 29 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 118 30 66
ETODOLAC 130 110 30 75
CAPTOPRIL 125 101 32 28
VERAPAMIL ER 122 121 33 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120 112 34 36
DEXAMETHASONE 110 98 35 60
FUROSEMIDE 108 92 36 15
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 106 79 37 18
GLIPIZIDE ER 100 86 38 110
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100 87 38 26
CARVEDILOL 98 94 40 32
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 94 74 41 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94 92 41 31
NABUMETONE 90 69 43 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 89 89 44 45
LANTUS 88 76 45 35
GLIPIZIDE 86 77 46 13
MELOXICAM 84 80 47 90
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 54 48 160
VITAMIN D 77 63 49 205
PREDNISONE 75 57 50 67
WARFARIN SODIUM 74 68 51 83
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 73 47 52 54
NAMENDA 72 69 53 69
PLAVIX 68 63 54 52
CLOPIDOGREL 66 60 55 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 50 56 48
GLIPIZIDE XL 62 62 57 101
MEGESTROL ACETATE 62 57 R 57 109
SINGULAIR 61 54 59 74
CILOSTAZOL 61 61 59 65
PAROXETINE HCL 59 42 61 77
CLONIDINE HCL 59 53 61 71
ZETIA 59 38 61 113
HUMULIN N 58 55 64 42
VITAMIN B-12 58 36 64 204
DIPYRIDAMOLE 58 43 R 64 56
FINASTERIDE 58 58 64 84
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 58 51 64 81
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56 52 69 33
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 52 40 70 130
LATANOPROST 51 42 71 116
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 March 16, 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.