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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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11,880Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 148 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$354K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 228 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

479 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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

7% of this provider’s 421 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

52% of this provider’s 479 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 479 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$332K

2014

$359K

2015

$354K

2016

Number of Claims

9,211

2014

10,604

2015

11,880

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
SIMVASTATIN 475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 464

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

2 7
SYNTHROID 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

3 11
METFORMIN HCL 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

86

patients, 18% of all patients

5 8
RANITIDINE HCL 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
GABAPENTIN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

8 2
OMEPRAZOLE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

11 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

12 35
TEMAZEPAM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

13 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

14 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

15 12
CLONAZEPAM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
ATENOLOL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 17
LISINOPRIL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

18 13
AZITHROMYCIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

125

patients, 26% of all patients

A 19 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 19
FUROSEMIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

20 21
ALPRAZOLAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

22 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 57
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

25 43
GLIPIZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

27 26
RAMIPRIL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 67
CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 20
IRBESARTAN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

32 24
LEVETIRACETAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 121
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

33 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

35 47
LORAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 32
LATANOPROST 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 73
MEMANTINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

40 71
FAMOTIDINE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 39
NABUMETONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

42 31
SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 38
MOMETASONE FUROATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

44 154
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

A 45 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 27
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

46 110
BACLOFEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

46 50
VERAPAMIL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 49 57
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 68
MUPIROCIN* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

49 148
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 180
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 53 84
KOMBIGLYZE XR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 54 176
LANSOPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 74
LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 29
GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 57 61
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

57 113
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. 30, 2017.
  • 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.