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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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9,989Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 217 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$427K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 160 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

386 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

27% of this provider’s 386 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 386 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$477K

2014

$482K

2015

$427K

2016

Number of Claims

13,371

2014

11,934

2015

9,989

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 556

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

82

patients, 21% of all patients

1 10
OMEPRAZOLE 440

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

85

patients, 22% of all patients

2 5
METFORMIN HCL 425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
RANITIDINE HCL 397

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

90

patients, 23% of all patients

4 4
GABAPENTIN 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

81

patients, 21% of all patients

5 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

6 7
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

7 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
ALPRAZOLAM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

9 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

10 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

11 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

12 14
FUROSEMIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

13 21
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

14 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

15 9
SIMVASTATIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

16 1
TRAZODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

16 75
CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

18 20
ATENOLOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

20 12
LISINOPRIL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

20 13
IRBESARTAN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

22 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

23 32
PENTOXIFYLLINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

24 42
LANSOPRAZOLE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

25 74
CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

25 16
FINASTERIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

27 60
SYNTHROID 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

28 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

30 65
FENOFIBRATE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

32 44
SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

32 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

34 204
CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

34 33
GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

36 15
LATANOPROST 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

37 73
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 26
MECLIZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

39 49
VERAPAMIL ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 39 57
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

41 235
DONEPEZIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 42 35
RAMIPRIL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 43 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 139
RISPERIDONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 76
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

46 71
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 47 87
ENDOCET 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 48 132
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 Nov. 4, 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.