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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,943Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

815 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% 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

2% of this provider’s 615 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

52% of this provider’s 815 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 815 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$934K

2014

$979K

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

23,575

2014

19,661

2015

19,943

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 888

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

210

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 620

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

151

patients, 19% of all patients

2 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 609

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

193

patients, 24% of all patients

3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

152

patients, 19% of all patients

4 10
RANITIDINE HCL 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

137

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
SYNTHROID 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

6 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

179

patients, 22% of all patients

7 6
METFORMIN HCL 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

132

patients, 16% of all patients

8 3
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

196

patients, 24% of all patients

9 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

11 19
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

12 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

13 25
MELOXICAM 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

14 64
SIMVASTATIN 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

15 1
TIZANIDINE HCL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

153

patients, 19% of all patients

16 62
CLOPIDOGREL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

17 20
AZITHROMYCIN 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

197

patients, 24% of all patients

A 18 34
ALPRAZOLAM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

19 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

20 27
CARVEDILOL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

21 33
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

22 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

23 14
TEMAZEPAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

24 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

25 12
ATENOLOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

26 17
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

27 43
CLONAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

28 16
FUROSEMIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

29 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

30 86
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

31 26
LANTUS 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

32 29
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

33 22
NABUMETONE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

34 31
FLUCONAZOLE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

35 175
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

36 18
FAMOTIDINE* 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

37 39
IRBESARTAN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

37 36
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

39 85
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

A 40 46
DEXAMETHASONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

41 56
PREDNISONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

42 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

44 47
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

45 65
HUMULIN N 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 54
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

47 163
LEVOFLOXACIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

A 48 63
GLIPIZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

48 15
LISINOPRIL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

50 13
HUMALOG 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 88
JANUMET 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

52 115
LANSOPRAZOLE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

53 74
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

54 138
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 79
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

57 69
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

A 58 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 32
ADVOCATE SYRINGES 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

10 60 278
SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 38
HUMULIN 70-30 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

61 45
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

63 83
LEVOXYL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 150
MUPIROCIN* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

65 148
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A 66 97
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

67 248
MECLIZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

67 49
PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

67 80
TRAMADOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

O 70 23
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 135
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

72 92
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 73 106
FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 60
SURE COMFORT* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 98
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 169
TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

77 75
RALOXIFENE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 78 105
VERAPAMIL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 57
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 89
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 81 160
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 119
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 210
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

83 72
LATANOPROST 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 73
NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

86 48
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

87 127
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 88 57
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

88 78
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.