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Prescriber Checkup

JOSE MUES SANCHEZ M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

We aren’t showing our typical comparisons because the provider updated his/her primary specialty after we conducted our analysis. The updated address appears on this page.

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,376Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$382K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
387 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
4% 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 .

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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 1,205 910
OMEPRAZOLE 584 449
LISINOPRIL 561 465
METFORMIN HCL 499 386
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 474 359
ATENOLOL 454 347
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 369 273
GABAPENTIN 327 244
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 303 249
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 263 173
GLIMEPIRIDE 259 186
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 240 199
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 216 163
ASPIRIN EC 212 193
FAMOTIDINE 202 138
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200 158
TRAMADOL HCL 193 106
SYNTHROID 191 124
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 178 155
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 178 150
GLIPIZIDE 176 151
INDAPAMIDE 174 138
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 157 124
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 157 120
FUROSEMIDE 148 134
LANTUS 144 119
DILTIAZEM HCL 143 135
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 108
BUMETANIDE 135 124
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 134 118
CARVEDILOL 126 111
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 97
RANITIDINE HCL 115 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108 75
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 104 80 R
LEVOFLOXACIN 102 78
HUMULIN N 96 82
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 94 80
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 94 83
WARFARIN SODIUM 93 65
INSULIN SYRINGE 86 78
ADVAIR DISKUS 86 77
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 84 78
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 83 69
LOVASTATIN 83 70
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 81 64
VERAPAMIL ER 81 77
DIGOXIN 81 81
PREDNISONE 79 50
CLONIDINE HCL 78 62
METHYLDOPA 76 59 R
TICLOPIDINE HCL 75 65 R 10
PAROXETINE HCL 74 69
NADOLOL 72 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 70 53
CAPTOPRIL 69 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 51
NABUMETONE 67 38
HUMULIN 70-30 64 54
ASPIR-LOW 64 56
GEMFIBROZIL 61 46
TIZANIDINE HCL 57 29
CILOSTAZOL 55 55
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 30
NIFEDIPINE ER 54 54
SINGULAIR 53 46
LORATADINE 52 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52 29
VITAMIN B-12 51 40
DILTIAZEM ER 51 40
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 Aug. 18, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.