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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,051Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 511 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$133K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 756 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

1,007 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

36% of this provider’s 1,007 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 1,007 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$22 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 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

$18.6K

2014

$54.2K

2015

$133K

2016

Number of Claims

1,231

2014

2,330

2015

6,051

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
RANITIDINE HCL 326

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

143

patients, 14% of all patients

1 4
SIMVASTATIN 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

2 1
TRAMADOL HCL 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

200

patients, 20% of all patients

O 3 23
GABAPENTIN 234

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

4 2
METFORMIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

5 3
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

150

patients, 15% of all patients

6 22
AZITHROMYCIN 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

150

patients, 15% of all patients

A 7 34
OMEPRAZOLE 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

8 5
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

9 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

9 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

11 18
SYNTHROID 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

12 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

13 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

14 6
SULINDAC 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

15 59
LISINOPRIL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

16 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

17 26
CEPHALEXIN 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

A 18 103
ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

19 68
NAPROXEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

20 48
DEXAMETHASONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

21 56
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

22 43
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

23 12
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

A 23 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

23 25
CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

26 20
CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

27 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

27 8
FUROSEMIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

29 21
ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

29 17
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

31 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 52
MECLIZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

33 49
GLIMEPIRIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

34 19
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 33
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

36 112
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 July 8, 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.