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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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10,505Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 193 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$389K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 187 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

668 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% 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

31% of this provider’s 668 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 668 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$375K

2014

$444K

2015

$389K

2016

Number of Claims

13,656

2014

11,919

2015

10,505

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 596

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

146

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 548

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

208

patients, 31% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

133

patients, 20% of all patients

3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

4 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

6 10
LISINOPRIL 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

7 13
RANITIDINE HCL 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

8 4
GLIPIZIDE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

9 15
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

10 9
TRAMADOL HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

O 11 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

12 14
SYNTHROID 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

14 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

15 7
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

16 24
OMEPRAZOLE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

17 5
LANTUS 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

18 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
FUROSEMIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

20 21
CLOPIDOGREL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

21 20
TEMAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

22 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

23 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

24 32
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

25 22
NAPROXEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

26 48
AZITHROMYCIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

A 27 34
HUMULIN 70-30 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

28 45
INSULIN SYRINGE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 25
FAMOTIDINE* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

31 39
HUMULIN R 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 158
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

33 27
ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 69
INSULIN SYRINGE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 96
VERAPAMIL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

37 57
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 43
TIZANIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

39 62
IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

39 70
CARVEDILOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
HUMULIN N 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 54
CILOSTAZOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 55
HUMALOG 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 88
WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 45 79
DEXAMETHASONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

46 56
NABUMETONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

46 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 82
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 49 85
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 41
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 Oct. 1, 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.