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HORACIO CAPOTE M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,350Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

942 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
35% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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 New York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

32% of this provider’s 325 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 44%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 942 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$180 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$1.79M

2014

$1.53M

2015

$1.5M

2016

Number of Claims

9,268

2014

7,687

2015

8,350

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
LAMOTRIGINE 664

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

1 20
DULOXETINE HCL 520

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

2 17
OLANZAPINE 492

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

P 3 6
ARIPIPRAZOLE 378

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

P 4 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

5 15
BUPROPION XL 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

6 11
RISPERIDONE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

P 7 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

8 27
SERTRALINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

9 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

P 10 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

11 22
GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

12 21
TRAZODONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

13 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

14 7
BUSPIRONE HCL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

15 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

16 19
PAROXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

17 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

18 24
LATUDA 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

P 19 31
CLONAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

20 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

21 16
TOPIRAMATE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

22 34
NUEDEXTA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

23 64
NAMENDA XR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

24 29
NALTREXONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

25 91
CLOZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 25 18
OXCARBAZEPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

27 43
TRINTELLIX 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

28 67
MIRTAZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

29 10
FANAPT 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 30 112
PRISTIQ 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 44
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 33
SEROQUEL XR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 33 32
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 1% of all patients

34 38
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

35 14
LITHIUM CARBONATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 36 30
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 Feb. 9, 2017.
  • 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.