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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,672Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$553K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 84 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

498 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

7% of this provider’s 352 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

36% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$407K

2014

$518K

2015

$553K

2016

Number of Claims

14,418

2014

16,040

2015

16,672

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
RANITIDINE HCL 840

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

138

patients, 28% of all patients

1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 614

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

105

patients, 21% of all patients

2 5
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

101

patients, 20% of all patients

3 9
SIMVASTATIN 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
GABAPENTIN 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

6 2
METFORMIN HCL 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

101

patients, 20% of all patients

7 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

8 7
CLOPIDOGREL 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

9 20
CLONAZEPAM 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

10 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

11 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

12 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

13 10
FUROSEMIDE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

14 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

15 35
FENOFIBRATE* 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

16 44
SYNTHROID 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

17 26
GLIPIZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

19 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

20 12
ATENOLOL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

21 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

22 14
CARVEDILOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 33
TRAMADOL HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

O 24 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

25 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

26 19
SERTRALINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

27 38
HUMULIN 70-30 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 45
TEMAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

29 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

29 25
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

31 22
FAMOTIDINE* 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

32 39
PENTOXIFYLLINE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

33 42
GEMFIBROZIL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

34 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

35 47
INSULIN SYRINGE* 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

35 77
MEMANTINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

37 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

38 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 41
NAPROXEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

40 48
LANTUS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

41 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

41 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 43 57
CEFADROXIL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

A 44 116
LACTULOSE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

45 130
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 43
LISINOPRIL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

47 13
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

48 65
BACLOFEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

49 50
LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 51
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

50 75
HUMALOG 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 88
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 52 52
HUMULIN R 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 158
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

55 147
IRBESARTAN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

55 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

57 99
ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 30
KETOCONAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

59 101
NABUMETONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 31
HUMULIN N 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

61 24
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

61 37
INSULIN SYRINGE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

64 96
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

65 112
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

65 27
PERMETHRIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

67 182
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 Jan. 11, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.