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Prescriber Checkup

EDWIN MARTINEZ DE ANDINO M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,628Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 56

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 56

511 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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 South Carolina
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 511 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 511 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 13,675 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $128 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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 South Carolina
FUROSEMIDE 524 446 1 29
METHOTREXATE 512 375 2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 503 438 3 39
PREDNISONE 493 365 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 483 433 5 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 426 380 6 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 347 289 7 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 342 340 8 50
LISINOPRIL 294 252 9 56
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 282 216 S3 10 3
SIMVASTATIN 271 258 11 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 263 218 12 41
OMEPRAZOLE 260 225 13 15
FAMOTIDINE 249 175 14 61
GABAPENTIN 239 210 15 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 216 189 16 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 206 201 17 65
NAMENDA 206 206 17 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194 179 19 38
LANTUS 190 158 20 70
LEVOFLOXACIN 175 151 21 73
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 173 158 22 51
MIRTAZAPINE 165 128 23 62
ATENOLOL 160 150 24 75
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 159 137 25 76
LEVETIRACETAM 155 128 26 78
SERTRALINE HCL 150 134 27 59
TRAMADOL HCL 142 115 28 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142 87 S2 28 22
DIGOXIN 133 99 30 82
CARVEDILOL 130 103 31 84
RANITIDINE HCL 129 126 32 69
METFORMIN HCL 128 109 33 85
ALLOPURINOL 127 122 34 14
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 121 59 35 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 120 107 36 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118 116 37 88
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117 113 38 16
CEPHALEXIN 110 68 39 72
PAROXETINE HCL 107 88 40 90
KLOR-CON M10 107 107 40 90
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 97 40 90
HUMULIN R 105 93 43 94
COMBIVENT 104 59 44 95
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 103 98 45 96
FENTANYL 101 64 S2 46 30
MELOXICAM 98 89 47 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96 85 48 74
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95 95 49 97
CLONIDINE HCL 94 69 50 98
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93 88 51 99
LACTULOSE 89 80 52 100
HYDRALAZINE HCL 87 54 53 102
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87 87 53 102
DILTIAZEM HCL 86 72 55 104
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 73 56 105
ACTONEL 84 72 56 79
DIOVAN 83 69 58 106
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 81 58 59 107
COLCRYS 76 55 60 31
SEROQUEL 74 69 61 111
PROMETHAZINE HCL 71 56 R 62 68
TRAZODONE HCL 71 69 62 32
MEGESTROL ACETATE 69 69 R 64 115
RISPERIDONE 69 63 64 115
LYRICA 69 24 64 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 57 67 117
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 67 47 68 118
OLANZAPINE 67 67 68 118
NIFEDIPINE ER 66 51 70 89
GLIPIZIDE 64 55 71 124
HUMIRA 64 34 71 17
NEXIUM 64 36 71 36
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 52 71 124
CYMBALTA 62 39 75 8
CARBAMAZEPINE 61 38 76 126
AGGRENOX 59 57 77 128
OXCARBAZEPINE 58 58 78 129
NOVOLIN R 58 49 78 129
SANTYL 56 43 80 133
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 45 80 133
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54 54 82 136
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 53 48 83 137
OXYCONTIN 53 52 S2 83 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52 44 85 138
NOVOLOG 50 37 86 143
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 Feb. 7, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.