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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,848Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$536K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

692 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% 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

3% of this provider’s 495 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

47% of this provider’s 692 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 692 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$27 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$419K

2014

$504K

2015

$536K

2016

Number of Claims

15,510

2014

19,301

2015

19,848

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 1,477

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,099

prescriptions.

287

patients, 41% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,024

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

221

patients, 32% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 761

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

175

patients, 25% of all patients

3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 659

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

4 6
METFORMIN HCL 642

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
RANITIDINE HCL 612

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

148

patients, 21% of all patients

6 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

7 7
CLONAZEPAM 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

8 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

10 10
SYNTHROID 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

11 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

12 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

13 9
GLIPIZIDE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

14 15
FENOFIBRATE* 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

15 44
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

151

patients, 22% of all patients

16 22
LISINOPRIL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

17 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

18 12
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

19 24
CLOPIDOGREL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

20 20
ATENOLOL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

22 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

23 25
TIZANIDINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

132

patients, 19% of all patients

24 62
FAMOTIDINE* 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

25 39
SERTRALINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

25 38
TEMAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

27 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

28 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

29 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

30 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

31 47
IRBESARTAN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 36
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

33 37
NABUMETONE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

33 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

35 32
AZITHROMYCIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

A 36 34
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 84
DONEPEZIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

A 39 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 69
FUROSEMIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 41
FENOFIBRATE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 93
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

A 45 97
NAPROXEN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

45 144
TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 47 23
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 43
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

49 199
BACLOFEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

50 50
FINASTERIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 60
PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

52 53
LANTUS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 29
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 54 90
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 170
RALOXIFENE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 105
NAPROXEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

56 48
VERAPAMIL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 57
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 51
CARVEDILOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 33
MECLIZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

61 49
CEFADROXIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

A 62 116
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 82
MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 71
SUCRALFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

64 137
METRONIDAZOLE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 66 253
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

66 181
LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A 68 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 66
HUMULIN 70-30 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 71 40
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

71 136
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 71 184
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.