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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,734Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

944 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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 656 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

32% of this provider’s 944 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 944 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.48M

2015

$1.38M

2016

Number of Claims

31,228

2014

33,847

2015

29,734

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
GABAPENTIN 1,472

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

965

prescriptions.

303

patients, 32% of all patients

1 2
METFORMIN HCL 1,191

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

821

prescriptions.

221

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,089

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

228

patients, 24% of all patients

3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,018

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

197

patients, 21% of all patients

4 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,008

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

246

patients, 26% of all patients

5 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,005

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

268

patients, 28% of all patients

6 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 978

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

764

prescriptions.

177

patients, 19% of all patients

7 8
RANITIDINE HCL 785

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

177

patients, 19% of all patients

8 4
OMEPRAZOLE 669

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

188

patients, 20% of all patients

9 5
LISINOPRIL 623

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

169

patients, 18% of all patients

10 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL 590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

11 106
TRAMADOL HCL 585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

201

patients, 21% of all patients

O 12 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

13 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

14 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

15 14
SYNTHROID 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

16 11
FENOFIBRATE* 402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

17 44
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

160

patients, 17% of all patients

18 83
ATENOLOL 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

20 27
TRAZODONE HCL 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

21 75
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

22 32
FAMOTIDINE* 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

23 39
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

24 24
DEXAMETHASONE 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

189

patients, 20% of all patients

25 56
IRBESARTAN 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

26 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

27 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

28 25
CLONAZEPAM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

29 16
TEMAZEPAM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

30 28
FINASTERIDE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

31 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

32 47
BACLOFEN 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

143

patients, 15% of all patients

32 50
CLOPIDOGREL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

34 20
HUMULIN 70-30 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

35 45
CARVEDILOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

36 33
FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

37 21
MECLIZINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

38 49
CLOTRIMAZOLE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

39 168
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

40 41
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

O 41 90
LANTUS 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

42 29
LEVOFLOXACIN 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

130

patients, 14% of all patients

A 43 63
GLYCOPYRROLATE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

44 243
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

45 109
MELOXICAM 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

46 64
HUMULIN N 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

47 54
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

48 22
PREDNISONE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

49 53
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

50 138
PIROXICAM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

51 246
PENTOXIFYLLINE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

51 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

A 53 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 26
KOMBIGLYZE XR 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 176
DONEPEZIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

56 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

57 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

58 79
LOVASTATIN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 95
GLIPIZIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

59 15
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

59 229
ALPRAZOLAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

62 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

63 86
VOLTAREN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

63 237
INSULIN SYRINGE* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

65 77
VENTOLIN HFA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 108
VERAPAMIL ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 57
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

67 65
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

69 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 69 57
HUMALOG 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

71 88
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

72 169
VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

73 127
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

74 173
LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

75 51
AZITHROMYCIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A 76 34
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 160
CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 87
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 2% of all patients

79 92
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 163
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

81 89
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

81 72
LACTULOSE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 130
ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

84 124
LATANOPROST 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

85 73
KETOCONAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

85 101
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

85 152
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

88 110
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 88 97
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

90 119
TOPIRAMATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 91 309
GLIPIZIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

91 94
SURE COMFORT* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

93 100
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

94 248
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

94 37
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

94 179
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

97 204
CILOSTAZOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 55
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 99 165
DICYCLOMINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

99 78
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 99 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 66
ACYCLOVIR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

103 288
GEMFIBROZIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 61
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 105 212
NABUMETONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

105 31
JANUMET 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 105 115
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 84
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 Jan. 28, 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.