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MANUEL VEGA CAMIS M.D.

CARR 183 KM 10.4 LOCAL 102 EDIFICIO DIAZ BRETANA SALIDA LAS PIEDRAS

San lorenzo | Puerto Rico | 00754

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,881Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 224 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$472K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 124 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

220 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

42% of this provider’s 220 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 220 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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

$399K

2014

$368K

2015

$472K

2016

Number of Claims

8,104

2014

8,378

2015

9,881

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 488

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

54

patients, 25% of all patients

1 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

55

patients, 25% of all patients

2 6
GABAPENTIN 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

60

patients, 27% of all patients

3 2
RANITIDINE HCL 415

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

55

patients, 25% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

50

patients, 23% of all patients

5 1
METFORMIN HCL 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

43

patients, 20% of all patients

6 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

7 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

8 12
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

9 24
OMEPRAZOLE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 20% of all patients

10 5
IRBESARTAN 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

11 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
LISINOPRIL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

13 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

15 32
FAMOTIDINE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

16 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

17 47
NABUMETONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

18 31
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

19 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

20 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

21 27
FUROSEMIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

22 21
GLIPIZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

23 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
CLOPIDOGREL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

25 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

26 26
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O 27 52
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

28 85
TRAMADOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

O 29 23
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 29 33
IBUPROFEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

31 70
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

32 22
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

33 37
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 33 117
PENTOXIFYLLINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 35 42
NAPROXEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

36 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 37 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 38 14
JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 39 126
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 40 69
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 41 185
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

42 25
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

40

patients, 18% of all patients

A 43 34
BREO ELLIPTA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

44 372
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 44 241
HUMULIN 70-30 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 46 45
SULINDAC 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

46 59
LANSOPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 46 74
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 Oct. 20, 2009.
  • 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.