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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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12,073Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 144 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$588K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

449 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% 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

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

46% of this provider’s 449 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 449 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$455K

2014

$556K

2015

$588K

2016

Number of Claims

11,838

2014

12,682

2015

12,073

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
OMEPRAZOLE 500

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

1 5
RANITIDINE HCL 428

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
GABAPENTIN 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

84

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

4 6
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

5 9
SIMVASTATIN 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

6 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

7 7
METFORMIN HCL 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

9 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

10 19
FENOFIBRATE* 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

11 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

12 14
CLONAZEPAM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

13 16
LANTUS 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

14 29
CARVEDILOL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

15 33
HUMULIN 70-30 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

16 45
LISINOPRIL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

17 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

18 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

19 24
TRAMADOL HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

O 20 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

21 8
CLOPIDOGREL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

22 20
SYNTHROID 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

23 11
NABUMETONE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

24 31
ALPRAZOLAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

25 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

26 27
FUROSEMIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

27 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

28 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

29 18
ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

30 17
MELOXICAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

31 64
GLIPIZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 15
AZITHROMYCIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

A 33 34
TEMAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 41
LANSOPRAZOLE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 74
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

37 12
NAPROXEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 48
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

O 39 52
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

A 40 81
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

41 39
LATANOPROST 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 73
INSULIN SYRINGE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 77
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

44 37
SURE-JECT INSULIN SYRINGE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 10 44 337
MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

46 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

A 46 46
VERAPAMIL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 57
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 65
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 99
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

52 22
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 Oct. 9, 2011.
  • 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.