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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,446Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$754K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

679 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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 448 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

34% of this provider’s 679 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 679 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% 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

37 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

$551K

2014

$654K

2015

$754K

2016

Number of Claims

17,135

2014

21,182

2015

25,446

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 1,490

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

909

prescriptions.

221

patients, 33% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,128

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

758

prescriptions.

172

patients, 25% of all patients

2 6
RANITIDINE HCL 1,086

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

168

patients, 25% of all patients

3 4
METFORMIN HCL 1,018

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

127

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 726

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

157

patients, 23% of all patients

5 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 706

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

6 7
SYNTHROID 698

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

7 11
SIMVASTATIN 688

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

8 1
GLIPIZIDE 666

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

9 15
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

11 10
LISINOPRIL 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

13 8
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

14 12
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

194

patients, 29% of all patients

15 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

16 27
TIZANIDINE HCL 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

165

patients, 24% of all patients

17 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

18 40
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

182

patients, 27% of all patients

19 83
TRAMADOL HCL 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

O 20 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

22 32
CLOPIDOGREL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

23 20
LANTUS 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

24 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 26
NABUMETONE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

26 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

27 14
CARVEDILOL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

27 33
SULINDAC 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

29 59
CLONAZEPAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

30 16
TRAZODONE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

31 75
MELOXICAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

32 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

33 25
FINASTERIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 60
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

35 22
PENTOXIFYLLINE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 42
GEMFIBROZIL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 61
ATENOLOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 17
FUROSEMIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

39 21
IRBESARTAN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 36
TEMAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

41 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 82
CILOSTAZOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 55
FENOFIBRATE* 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 44
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 109
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 41
FAMOTIDINE* 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

47 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 66
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 43
ALPRAZOLAM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 19
SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 38
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 117
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

55 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

56 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 69
AZITHROMYCIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

A 58 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

A 59 46
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O 60 90
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 89
LANSOPRAZOLE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 74
ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 68
PROAIR HFA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

63 146
BACLOFEN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

65 50
HYDRALAZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 106
MOMETASONE FUROATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

67 154
NAPROXEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

68 48
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 68 160
HUMULIN 70-30 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 45
BUSPIRONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 71 133
KETOCONAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

72 101
SUCRALFATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

72 137
VERAPAMIL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 74 57
PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 80
INSULIN SYRINGE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 77
INSULIN SYRINGE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 216
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 78 152
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 78 85
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

80 161
CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 86
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O 82 174
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

82 136
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 84 57
LATANOPROST 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 73
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

85 37
MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 85 71
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

88 108
ZETIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 89 124
MECLIZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

90 49
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 91 87
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A 92 97
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 March 29, 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.