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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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24,013Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

681 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% 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

2% of this provider’s 545 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

44% of this provider’s 681 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 681 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$646K

2014

$838K

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

18,311

2014

20,789

2015

24,013

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,305

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,144

prescriptions.

237

patients, 35% of all patients

1 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,214

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,035

prescriptions.

186

patients, 27% of all patients

2 1
GABAPENTIN 1,210

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

964

prescriptions.

237

patients, 35% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 955

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

142

patients, 21% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 908

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

140

patients, 21% of all patients

5 8
SYNTHROID 749

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

6 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 705

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

7 12
OMEPRAZOLE 666

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

8 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 650

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

9 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

10 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

11 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

12 19
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

13 24
RANITIDINE HCL 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

14 4
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

15 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

16 10
ATENOLOL 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
RAMIPRIL 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

18 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

19 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

20 35
CLOPIDOGREL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

21 20
LISINOPRIL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

21 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

23 18
GLIPIZIDE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

24 15
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

139

patients, 20% of all patients

25 37
LANTUS 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

26 29
FINASTERIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

27 60
TRAMADOL HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

O 28 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

29 40
AZITHROMYCIN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

142

patients, 21% of all patients

A 30 34
FUROSEMIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

31 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

32 47
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

34 25
SERTRALINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

35 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 26
LATANOPROST 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

37 73
CARVEDILOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 33
NABUMETONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

39 31
IRBESARTAN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

41 32
HUMULIN N 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 54
LYRICA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 119
CLONAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

44 16
CEPHALEXIN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

A 45 103
GLIPIZIDE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 94
ZETIA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

46 124
FAMOTIDINE* 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

48 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 49 57
MEMANTINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 71
VERAPAMIL ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 51 57
FENOFIBRATE* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 93
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

A 54 97
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 41
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 57 109
RALOXIFENE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 105
ONGLYZA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 150
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

60 197
HUMULIN 70-30 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 45
INDAPAMIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 156
JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 126
BACLOFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 65 82
MUPIROCIN* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

65 148
INSULIN SYRINGE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

67 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A 67 46
CILOSTAZOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 55
INSULIN SYRINGE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 96
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 71 350
SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 311
HUMALOG 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 72 88
DEXAMETHASONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

74 56
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 87
FLUCONAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

76 175
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 76 90
PENTOXIFYLLINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 42
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 89
JANUMET 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 79 115
DILTIAZEM HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 81 125
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 82 80
ACYCLOVIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

82 288
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 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 Oct. 3, 2011.
  • 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.