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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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16,307Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$433K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 155 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

373 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

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

21% of this provider’s 373 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 373 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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

$426K

2014

$448K

2015

$433K

2016

Number of Claims

16,714

2014

17,235

2015

16,307

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
SYNTHROID 1,017

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

875

prescriptions.

123

patients, 33% of all patients

1 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 853

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

126

patients, 34% of all patients

2 6
GABAPENTIN 804

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

131

patients, 35% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 790

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

113

patients, 30% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 686

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

101

patients, 27% of all patients

5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 605

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

81

patients, 22% of all patients

6 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

84

patients, 23% of all patients

7 7
RANITIDINE HCL 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

82

patients, 22% of all patients

8 4
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

9 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

10 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

11 19
LISINOPRIL 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

12 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

13 9
OMEPRAZOLE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

14 5
CLONAZEPAM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

15 16
CARVEDILOL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

16 33
CLOPIDOGREL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

17 20
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

18 117
GLIPIZIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

19 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

20 18
ATENOLOL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

21 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

22 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

23 26
LANTUS 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

24 29
FUROSEMIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

25 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

26 8
CILOSTAZOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

27 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

28 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

29 27
LOVASTATIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

30 95
FAMOTIDINE* 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

31 39
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

32 24
PENTOXIFYLLINE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

33 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

34 69
HUMULIN N 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

35 54
FENOFIBRATE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

36 44
LATANOPROST 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 73
INSULIN SYRINGE* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

38 96
FENOFIBRATE* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

39 93
MELOXICAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

40 64
FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 129
PROPRANOLOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 41 210
SURE COMFORT* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

43 98
HUMULIN 70-30 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 44 45
TIZANIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

45 62
RALOXIFENE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 46 105
ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 47 30
FINASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 60
MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 49
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 50 192
HUMULIN R 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 51 158
HUMALOG 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 52 88
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 53 99
METOLAZONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

54 209
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

55 165
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 12, 2012.
  • 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.