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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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7,084Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 419 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$231K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 440 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

289 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

6% of this provider’s 213 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

47% of this provider’s 289 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 289 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$209K

2014

$242K

2015

$231K

2016

Number of Claims

7,059

2014

7,978

2015

7,084

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 360

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

91

patients, 31% of all patients

1 1
GABAPENTIN 335

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

67

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

65

patients, 22% of all patients

3 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 252

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

60

patients, 21% of all patients

4 7
CLONAZEPAM 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

5 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

6 6
SERTRALINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

7 38
RANITIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

8 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

9 25
OMEPRAZOLE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

11 8
CLOPIDOGREL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

12 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
SYNTHROID 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

14 11
GLIPIZIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

15 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

16 10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

17 9
LISINOPRIL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

17 13
IRBESARTAN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

19 36
LANTUS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

20 29
TEMAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

21 28
FUROSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

22 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

24 41
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

25 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

26 35
CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

28 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

28 24
HUMULIN 70-30 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 30 45
ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

31 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

32 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 57
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

34 17
NABUMETONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

35 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

36 32
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

37 53
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

38 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

38 26
TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 40 75
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

40 72
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 Sept. 13, 2016.
  • 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.