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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,119Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 331

$781K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 331

1,392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 1,392 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 35,278 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$21 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $35 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,975 1,821 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,426 1,344 2 1
METFORMIN HCL 1,160 1,099 3 2
LISINOPRIL 1,085 1,017 4 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 955 902 5 6
TEMAZEPAM 792 724 6 110
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 771 765 7 17
IBUPROFEN 711 621 8 81
RENAL CAPS 711 676 8 124
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 679 620 10 26
SYNTHROID 673 646 11 11
ALPRAZOLAM 655 601 12 123
GABAPENTIN 635 572 13 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 633 610 14 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 567 529 15 16
ATENOLOL 542 526 16 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 533 501 17 24
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 518 499 18 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 508 450 19 22
LOVASTATIN 502 485 20 55
RANITIDINE HCL 502 477 20 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 490 463 22 8
FOLIC ACID 488 415 23 157
LANSOPRAZOLE 435 385 24 86
FUROSEMIDE 424 400 25 15
LORATADINE 407 393 26 93
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 405 352 27 14
LORAZEPAM 404 398 28 159
VOLTAREN 402 377 29 136
TAMSULOSIN HCL 373 346 30 34
VITAMIN D2 372 334 31 161
CITALOPRAM HBR 362 308 32 87
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 322 307 33 71
WARFARIN SODIUM 316 309 34 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 308 294 35 79
GLIPIZIDE 283 267 36 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 282 278 37 38
GALANTAMINE HBR 260 260 38 200
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 254 254 39 140
NAPROXEN 249 242 40 59
LEVITRA 233 199 10 41 206
GEMFIBROZIL 219 174 42 65
CILOSTAZOL 218 201 43 76
CETIRIZINE HCL 218 203 43 120
PAROXETINE HCL 217 185 45 80
VENTOLIN HFA 217 187 45 179
SERTRALINE HCL 207 187 47 28
FAMOTIDINE 204 171 48 50
TRAZODONE HCL 200 184 49 135
AMMONIUM LACTATE 197 170 50 203
CARVEDILOL 196 178 51 33
FINASTERIDE 195 195 52 74
CLONAZEPAM 194 185 53 224
VIAGRA 193 165 54 141
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 185 174 55 43
LEVOXYL 183 167 56 49
JANUVIA 179 174 57 90
CLOPIDOGREL 178 158 58 39
MELOXICAM 174 174 59 94
CICLOPIROX 168 162 60 188
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 165 153 61 231
GLYBURIDE 161 159 R 62 56
DIOVAN 160 158 63 69
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 159 146 64 30
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 146 133 65 201
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 139 131 66 147
PLAVIX 139 134 66 46
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 139 133 66 9
KETOCONAZOLE 131 123 69 96
KLOR-CON 10 130 112 70 243
TRAMADOL HCL 125 109 71 23
PENTOXIFYLLINE 125 124 71 53
CHERATUSSIN AC 124 121 73 165
LIDODERM 119 113 74 253
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 114 110 75 197
SURE COMFORT 109 72 76 57
FLUNISOLIDE 109 99 76 261
SINGULAIR 109 104 76 58
BENICAR 107 107 79 220
CLONIDINE HCL 107 77 79 70
LANTUS 106 63 81 40
ALLOPURINOL 105 104 82 95
LANOXIN 105 105 82 263
CRESTOR 103 90 84 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102 93 85 20
CIALIS 101 91 86 265
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 100 100 87 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100 90 87 218
NIFEDIPINE ER 99 99 89 104
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98 98 90 31
GLIPIZIDE XL 96 90 91 88
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 82 92 92
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 92 77 S3 93 183
GLIMEPIRIDE 90 72 94 21
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 87 87 95 199
LACTULOSE 87 85 95 145
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 74 97 102
KLOR-CON 8 86 86 97 273
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 80 99 41
ACTOS 85 82 99 142
PROCTOZONE-HC 84 79 101 238
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 84 80 101 277
LYRICA 82 73 103 97
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 81 81 104 182
NAMENDA 81 81 104 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 65 106 60
DETROL LA 78 77 107 281
DIOVAN HCT 78 78 107 103
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77 77 109 47
MEGESTROL ACETATE 75 70 R 110 98
DICYCLOMINE HCL 75 73 110 167
FENOFIBRATE 74 65 112 48
AZITHROMYCIN 74 71 112 29
VERAPAMIL ER 73 66 114 35
MUPIROCIN 73 66 114 156
MECLIZINE HCL 72 65 116 51
QVAR 72 62 116 184
PROPRANOLOL HCL 71 71 118 153
MIRTAZAPINE 71 69 118 216
HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 70 67 120 290
LOPERAMIDE 70 69 120 176
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 68 56 122 109
MI ACID 67 62 123 246
BENICAR HCT 65 65 124 297
NOVOLIN 70-30 63 61 125 189
COMBIVENT 59 56 126 308
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 59 58 126 215
JALYN 58 58 128 313
NEXIUM 58 58 128 176
GOLYTELY 57 46 130 316
FORTICAL 57 57 130 316
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 57 130 126
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 52 130 193
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56 50 134 180
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56 56 134 220
NITROSTAT 55 51 136 173
PRILOSEC OTC 55 55 136 323
SYMBICORT 55 47 136 256
TRADJENTA 54 47 139 325
JANUMET 53 47 140 105
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 Sept. 19, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.