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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,985Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 166 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$353K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 230 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

44% of this provider’s 568 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 568 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$32 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$381K

2014

$352K

2015

$353K

2016

Number of Claims

10,672

2014

10,118

2015

10,985

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
SIMVASTATIN 475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 407

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

2 5
GABAPENTIN 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

4 8
METFORMIN HCL 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

5 3
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

6 9
SYNTHROID 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

7 11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

188

patients, 33% of all patients

8 72
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

9 6
CLONAZEPAM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

10 16
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

114

patients, 20% of all patients

11 65
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
RANITIDINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

13 4
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

14 12
ALPRAZOLAM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

15 30
TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

O 16 23
TIZANIDINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

17 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 7
PENTOXIFYLLINE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

19 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

20 19
AZITHROMYCIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

128

patients, 23% of all patients

A 21 34
SERTRALINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

23 47
FUROSEMIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

24 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 25
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

26 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 18
CLOPIDOGREL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 26
ATENOLOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 17
TEMAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 28
LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 51
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

A 35 46
NABUMETONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

35 31
GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 15
LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 119
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 32
LISINOPRIL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 24
DICYCLOMINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

42 78
JANUMET 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 115
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 14
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 87
VERAPAMIL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 45 57
ENDOCET 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 45 132
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 49 66
IRBESARTAN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 27
GEMFIBROZIL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 61
TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 52 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 102
MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

55 49
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 55 71
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

57 112
LATANOPROST 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 73
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 59 170
ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

59 68
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 May 12, 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.