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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

ROBERTO PEREZ-GUTIERREZ M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,283Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$603K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,136 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

0% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$667K

2014

$682K

2015

$603K

2016

Number of Claims

25,236

2014

24,294

2015

22,283

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 2,422

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

2,209

prescriptions.

487

patients, 43% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,310

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,156

prescriptions.

236

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 869

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

814

prescriptions.

175

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 868

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

812

prescriptions.

140

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 857

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

816

prescriptions.

144

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 811

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

142

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 755

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

141

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 698

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 560

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

10
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CANDESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

10
DIGOX 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ONGLYZA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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. 14, 2007.
  • 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.