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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,714Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$692K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

363 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

50% of this provider’s 363 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 363 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$32 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

60 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

$580K

2014

$721K

2015

$692K

2016

Number of Claims

18,882

2014

20,916

2015

21,714

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 1,168

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

779

prescriptions.

145

patients, 40% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,142

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

787

prescriptions.

143

patients, 39% of all patients

2 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 1,072

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

155

patients, 43% of all patients

3 25
SYNTHROID 940

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

107

patients, 29% of all patients

4 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 768

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

85

patients, 23% of all patients

5 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 728

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

81

patients, 22% of all patients

6 8
SIMVASTATIN 675

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

78

patients, 21% of all patients

7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 662

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

8 10
RANITIDINE HCL 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

76

patients, 21% of all patients

9 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

10 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

11 14
METFORMIN HCL 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

12 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

13 7
FUROSEMIDE 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

14 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

15 12
FAMOTIDINE* 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

72

patients, 20% of all patients

16 39
LISINOPRIL 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

17 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

18 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

19 26
OMEPRAZOLE 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

20 5
IRBESARTAN 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

21 36
CLOPIDOGREL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

22 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

23 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

24 24
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

25 85
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

26 18
LANTUS 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

27 29
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

28 89
ATENOLOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 17
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

30 22
JANUMET XR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

31 215
CLONAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

32 16
PAROXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

33 80
TRAMADOL HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

O 34 23
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

76

patients, 21% of all patients

35 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

36 41
NABUMETONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

37 31
SERTRALINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

38 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

39 79
FINASTERIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

40 60
FENOFIBRATE* 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

41 44
COUMADIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 42 178
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

43 123
LANSOPRAZOLE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 74
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

45 27
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 46 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

47 47
JANUVIA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 47 126
CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 33
CILOSTAZOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 50 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

50 35
MELOXICAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

52 64
METFORMIN HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 53 91
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 54 43
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 54 298
ONGLYZA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 56 150
AZITHROMYCIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

A 56 34
CEFADROXIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

A 58 116
DICYCLOMINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

59 78
TIZANIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

60 62
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 60 210
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

62 65
VERAPAMIL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 63 57
NIFEDIPINE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

63 118
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 63 87
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

66 119
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

66 53
HUMALOG 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 66 88
LATANOPROST 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

66 73
TEMAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

70 28
DILTIAZEM HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 125
ENDOCET 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 72 132
KETOCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

73 101
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

74 49
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 Dec. 8, 2009.
  • 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.