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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

JOSE LOPEZ MARQUEZ M.D.

CARRETERA ESTATAL 906 KM 11 5 COCONUT GROVE PLAZA LOCAL NUMERO 4

Humacao | Puerto Rico | 00791

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,489Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 201 providers in this state and specialty

$468K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 201 providers in this state and specialty

991 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21% 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

24% of this provider’s 213 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 991 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

6% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 8%.

Prescription Price

$22 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $25 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$398K

2014

$531K

2015

$468K

2016

Number of Claims

6,158

2014

14,595

2015

21,489

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
CLONAZEPAM 3,555

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

500

patients, 50% of all patients

1 1
TEMAZEPAM 1,861

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

305

patients, 31% of all patients

2 2
FLUOXETINE HCL 1,571

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

221

patients, 22% of all patients

3 3
LORAZEPAM 1,180

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

161

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,179

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

184

patients, 19% of all patients

5 7
LAMOTRIGINE 1,046

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

170

patients, 17% of all patients

6 25
HALOPERIDOL 1,043

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

<11 140

patients, 14% of all patients

P 10 7 28
ALPRAZOLAM 762

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

8 4
SERTRALINE HCL 756

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

9 5
RISPERIDONE 711

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

P 10 9
BUPROPION HCL SR 639

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

11 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

12 19
BUPROPION XL 553

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

13 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

14 15
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

15 21
DULOXETINE HCL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

16 14
ESTAZOLAM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
PAROXETINE HCL 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

18 11
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

18 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
ARIPIPRAZOLE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 27
MIRTAZAPINE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

23 16
FLURAZEPAM HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

10 23 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 3% of all patients

25 18
OLANZAPINE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 23
TRAZODONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

27 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

28 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 22
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

30 29
LITHIUM CARBONATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

31 30
MEMANTINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

32 43
LATUDA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 54
DOXEPIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 34 24
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 41
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 3% of all patients

36 58
PRISTIQ 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 37 46
GABAPENTIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 39 60
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 Sept. 9, 2014.
  • 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.