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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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8,372Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 313 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$249K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 401 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

312 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

7% of this provider’s 247 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

38% of this provider’s 312 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 312 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% 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

27 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

$203K

2014

$208K

2015

$249K

2016

Number of Claims

5,367

2014

6,501

2015

8,372

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
FAMOTIDINE* 388

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

84

patients, 27% of all patients

1 39
OMEPRAZOLE 340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

67

patients, 21% of all patients

2 5
RANITIDINE HCL 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

52

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
GABAPENTIN 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

63

patients, 20% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

6 1
LISINOPRIL 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

7 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
METFORMIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

10 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
FUROSEMIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

12 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

13 18
CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

14 20
TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

15 75
TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

O 16 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

16 26
SYNTHROID 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
CARVEDILOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

19 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

20 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

21 8
IRBESARTAN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

21 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O 24 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

25 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

26 27
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

29 35
TEMAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

30 28
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

31 84
LORAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

32 51
ALPRAZOLAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 33 30
CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

34 16
ONGLYZA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

35 150
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

35 14
CILOSTAZOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

37 55
MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

38 49
DEXAMETHASONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

39 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 40 41
SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

41 38
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 Jan. 15, 2013.
  • 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.