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CESAR TRABANCO MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,371Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 64 providers in this state and specialty

$2.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 64 providers in this state and specialty

1,725 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

0% of this provider’s 1,402 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

4% of this provider’s 1,725 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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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

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 41%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$2.23M

2014

$2.51M

2015

$2.52M

2016

Number of Claims

33,940

2014

34,847

2015

35,371

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
SYNTHROID 4,068

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

3,159

prescriptions.

582

patients, 34% of all patients

10 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,523

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,050

prescriptions.

438

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL 1,879

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,648

prescriptions.

329

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,831

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,529

prescriptions.

347

patients, 20% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,628

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,359

prescriptions.

338

patients, 20% of all patients

5 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

940

prescriptions.

205

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,085

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

987

prescriptions.

185

patients, 11% of all patients

7 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 992

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

915

prescriptions.

163

patients, 9% of all patients

8 6
GABAPENTIN 941

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

202

patients, 12% of all patients

9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 734

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

141

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 720

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

128

patients, 7% of all patients

11 12
RANITIDINE HCL 664

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

132

patients, 8% of all patients

12 23
CARVEDILOL 641

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

132

patients, 8% of all patients

13 33
ATENOLOL 516

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

98

patients, 6% of all patients

14 22
CLOPIDOGREL 501

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

106

patients, 6% of all patients

15 31
OMEPRAZOLE 477

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

113

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
LANTUS 473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

99

patients, 6% of all patients

17 9
JANUMET 468

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

90

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
HUMALOG 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

97

patients, 6% of all patients

19 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

20 19
LISINOPRIL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

21 30
LEVOXYL 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

22 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

23 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

24 39
FENOFIBRATE* 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

25 86
LEVEMIR 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

25 69
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

27 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

28 26
RAMIPRIL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

29 35
IRBESARTAN 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

30 20
FENOFIBRATE* 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

31 44
GLIPIZIDE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

32 25
HUMULIN 70-30 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

33 18
REPAGLINIDE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

34 101
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

35 24
FENOFIBRATE* 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

36 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

37 17
RALOXIFENE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

38 43
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

39 61
VYTORIN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

10 40 98
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

41 48
FUROSEMIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

42 55
LANSOPRAZOLE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

43 70
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

44 53
CRESTOR 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

45 62
JANUVIA 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

46 27
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

47 59
ZETIA 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

48 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

48 81
TAMSULOSIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

50 66
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

51 76
NOVOLOG 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

52 115
INSULIN SYRINGE* 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

53 51
CILOSTAZOL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

54 94
VERAPAMIL ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

55 63
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

56 122
QUINAPRIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

57 106
DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

58 98
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

10 58 52
INSULIN SYRINGE* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

60 49
KOMBIGLYZE XR 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

60 37
INSULIN SYRINGE* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

62 96
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

63 97
CANDESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

10 64 126
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

65 128
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 66 90
HUMULIN N 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

67 32
SULINDAC 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

68 111
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

69 133
CABERGOLINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 102
METFORMIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 15
SURE COMFORT* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

71 68
CALCITRIOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 75
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

74 56
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

75 85
NABUMETONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

76 137
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

76 54
FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

78 78
NOVOFINE 32 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 139
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 49
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 81 88
JENTADUETO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 82 60
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

83 71
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

84 40
BENICAR HCT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 85 146
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 104
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 72
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

87 120
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 89 58
NAPROXEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 89 116
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 89 118
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

92 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

A 93 153
SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 87
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 Aug. 17, 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.
  • 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.