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Prescriber Checkup

RAMSIS OLAZAGASTI LEDEE MD

AVE MUNOZ RIVERA CALLE LOPE FLORES LOCAL 1 SUITE 5

Caguas | Puerto Rico | 00725

(787) 747-7070

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,385Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 433 out of 1479

$174K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 418 out of 1479

144 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%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

9% of this provider’s 144 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 4,105 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

$32 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $33 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 381 270 1 1
RANITIDINE HCL 352 283 2 4
SYNTHROID 202 145 3 12
METFORMIN HCL 202 159 3 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 167 150 5 19
GABAPENTIN 164 134 6 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162 140 7 10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 153 125 8 3
GLIPIZIDE 148 97 9 13
CAPTOPRIL 110 99 10 28
TRAMADOL HCL 108 85 11 20
NAPROXEN 100 63 12 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 91 82 13 6
OMEPRAZOLE 91 59 13 7
HUMULIN 70-30 90 60 15 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 83 15 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 86 62 17 9
ATENOLOL 77 55 18 11
SINGULAIR 75 55 19 74
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75 54 19 17
SULINDAC 71 51 21 62
IRBESARTAN 68 68 22 78
SERTRALINE HCL 67 48 23 38
NABUMETONE 58 32 24 22
KETOCONAZOLE 58 37 24 93
FUROSEMIDE 58 46 24 15
VERAPAMIL ER 55 34 27 34
FEXOFENADINE HCL 53 42 28 112
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 45 28 30
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 50 32 30 91
LISINOPRIL 50 29 30 16
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 Oct. 15, 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.