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Prescriber Checkup

MAYOBANEX TORRES-VERAS M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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48,802Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$849K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,744 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
SIMVASTATIN 3,600 3,386
OMEPRAZOLE 2,479 2,351
LISINOPRIL 1,741 1,653
RANITIDINE HCL 1,729 1,663 10
METFORMIN HCL 1,380 1,313
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,103 1,063
ATENOLOL 1,048 1,014
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,042 1,013
TEMAZEPAM 842 781
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 820 786
CIALIS 809 751 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 781 769
ALPRAZOLAM 780 714
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 769 726
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 765 730
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 712 696
VITAMIN D2 584 555
FUROSEMIDE 580 547
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 566 501
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 563 548
SYNTHROID 557 527
GABAPENTIN 551 514
TAMSULOSIN HCL 539 530
GLIPIZIDE 523 484
VIAGRA 500 468
RENAL CAPS 499 491
FENOFIBRATE 489 476
FINASTERIDE 485 466
FOLIC ACID 484 452
NAPROXEN 468 439
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 432 432
MI ACID 416 395 10
CARVEDILOL 391 384
VOLTAREN 369 345
MELOXICAM 363 347
CLOPIDOGREL 345 330
IBUPROFEN 317 290
WARFARIN SODIUM 308 282
PAROXETINE HCL 307 289
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 298 293
LORATADINE 295 288
CETIRIZINE HCL 295 288
GLYBURIDE 293 287 R
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 284 268
PLAVIX 282 272
SURE COMFORT 256 227
PROCTOZONE-HC 248 228
LEVOXYL 239 215
AMMONIUM LACTATE 238 216
LANSOPRAZOLE 231 213
CILOSTAZOL 231 226
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 230 220 R
NIFEDIPINE ER 229 219
FAMOTIDINE 219 212
VENTOLIN HFA 218 187
LORAZEPAM 215 202
CRESTOR 212 194
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 211 206
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 199 195
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 193 193
HYDROMET 184 173 10
SERTRALINE HCL 181 170
LOVASTATIN 175 175
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 172 152
CICLOPIROX 168 163
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 166 166
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 165 155
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 162 155
DICYCLOMINE HCL 156 150
AFEDITAB CR 155 155
DIOVAN 154 134
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 154 142
KLOR-CON 10 154 154
LANOXIN 154 154
JANUVIA 153 139
LEVOFLOXACIN 152 140
BENICAR HCT 142 132
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140 136
CLONAZEPAM 136 123
ALAWAY 132 130
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 130 116
CLONIDINE HCL 128 128
BENICAR 128 128
ALLOPURINOL 127 122
TRAMADOL HCL 121 94
FLUOXETINE HCL 121 113
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 120 115
VERAPAMIL ER 118 106
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 118 99
GEMFIBROZIL 115 105
GLIPIZIDE XL 107 102
CITALOPRAM HBR 107 100
KETOCONAZOLE 107 83
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 103 96
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 102 79 R 10
ADVAIR DISKUS 101 99
SINGULAIR 98 84
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 98 86
LUMIGAN 96 96
TERAZOSIN HCL 93 93
LATANOPROST 93 93
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 92 89 R
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86 73
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 86 86
NITROSTAT 84 76
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 83 83
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82 78
DIOVAN HCT 80 71
LACTULOSE 79 79
AZITHROMYCIN 77 68
PROPRANOLOL HCL 76 76
DONEPEZIL HCL 76 76
PRILOSEC OTC 76 76
NOVOLIN 70-30 75 57
LEVITRA 74 72
MECLIZINE HCL 74 69
BENAZEPRIL HCL 73 73
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 72 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 66
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 69 59
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 62
KLOR-CON 8 66 66
MEGESTROL ACETATE 66 66 R
GLIMEPIRIDE 66 63
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 64 61
LOPERAMIDE 64 61
AVODART 62 58
LYRICA 60 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60 51
FLUNISOLIDE 58 45
BUPROPION HCL SR 58 57
PRIMIDONE 57 57
ULTICARE 55 43
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 55 55
HUMULIN 70-30 55 55
NYSTATIN 54 51
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 54
CAPTOPRIL 52 52
MUPIROCIN 50 47
SYMBICORT 50 44
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 3, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.