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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,373Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$377K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 200 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

557 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

13% of this provider’s 520 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

55% of this provider’s 557 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 557 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

$23 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$486K

2014

$467K

2015

$377K

2016

Number of Claims

15,968

2014

15,905

2015

16,373

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
SIMVASTATIN 823

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

146

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
RANITIDINE HCL 731

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

139

patients, 25% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 704

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

3 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

4 35
CLONAZEPAM 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

5 16
METFORMIN HCL 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

6 3
GABAPENTIN 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
CLOPIDOGREL 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

9 20
SERTRALINE HCL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

10 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

11 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

12 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

13 6
OMEPRAZOLE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

14 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

15 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

P 16 57
SYNTHROID 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
LISINOPRIL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

18 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

19 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

20 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

21 12
ALPRAZOLAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

22 30
TEMAZEPAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

23 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

135

patients, 24% of all patients

A 24 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

25 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 41
LORAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 51
GLIPIZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 133
MEMANTINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

30 71
ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

31 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 19
MOXIFLOXACIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

A 10 33 171
RISPERIDONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 34 76
IRBESARTAN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 36
FUROSEMIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

36 21
FAMOTIDINE* 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

36 39
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

38 24
LANTUS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 18
CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
MECLIZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

41 49
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

43 22
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

A 44 97
PREDNISOLONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

45 114
WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 46 79
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 40
HYDROCORTISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

48 225
MUPIROCIN* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

49 148
KETOCONAZOLE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

50 101
PERMETHRIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

50 182
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

52 37
ZETIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 124
BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

54 50
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 75
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 32
VERAPAMIL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 57
TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 58 23
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

58 113
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 43
FOLIC ACID 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 61 341
VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 127
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 142
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A 62 81
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 65 112
HALOPERIDOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 66 162
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 167
LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 67 121
CILOSTAZOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 55
RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 70 67
PENTOXIFYLLINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 70 42
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 70 60
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.