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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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9,228Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 259 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$336K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 244 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

14% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 451 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

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$348K

2014

$445K

2015

$336K

2016

Number of Claims

10,424

2014

12,094

2015

9,228

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 467

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

108

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

86

patients, 19% of all patients

2 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

4 10
METFORMIN HCL 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
RANITIDINE HCL 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

7 5
SIMVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

8 1
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

10 8
FUROSEMIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

11 21
SYNTHROID 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

12 11
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

13 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

14 18
LISINOPRIL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

15 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

16 25
IRBESARTAN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

17 36
TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

O 18 23
FENOFIBRATE* 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

19 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

20 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

21 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

22 14
GLIPIZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

24 32
FAMOTIDINE* 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

25 39
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

26 24
CLOPIDOGREL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

27 20
LANTUS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 29
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

30 26
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 17
TEMAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 28
PENTOXIFYLLINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 42
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 85
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

A 36 63
KETOCONAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

37 101
VERAPAMIL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 57
ENDOCET 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 132
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

40 41
METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

41 91
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

42 37
HUMULIN 70-30 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 45
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. 2, 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.