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Prescriber Checkup

EDGAR RIVERA MARTINEZ M.D.

CALLE JOSE C VAZQUEZ EDIFICIO PROFESIONAL OFICINA 202 HOSPITAL MENONITA

Aibonito | Puerto Rico | 00705

(787) 735-7110

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,208Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 447 out of 1479

$149K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 510 out of 1479

134 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
2% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 134 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 3,285 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
RANITIDINE HCL 362 190 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 356 228 2 1
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 228 135 3 3
ATENOLOL 192 132 4 11
METFORMIN HCL 154 90 5 2
ASPIRIN EC 150 107 6 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 138 99 7 6
GABAPENTIN 121 77 8 5
TRAMADOL HCL 111 57 9 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 104 67 10 8
FUROSEMIDE 103 91 11 15
SYNTHROID 103 71 11 12
OMEPRAZOLE 98 70 13 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 64 14 14
GEMFIBROZIL 91 28 15 49
GLIPIZIDE 79 57 16 13
LISINOPRIL 75 49 17 16
NIFEDIPINE ER 73 66 18 121
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 72 38 19 39
CLONIDINE HCL 70 58 20 71
CAPTOPRIL 65 23 21 28
SURE COMFORT 63 35 22 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 55 23 31
HUMULIN 70-30 56 29 23 43
NAPROXEN 56 11 23 57
MECLIZINE HCL 54 38 26 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 45 27 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50 46 28 19
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 Nov. 4, 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.