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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

FERNANDO ORTIZ MALDONADO M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,633Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$844K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
766 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$802K

2014

$769K

2015

$844K

2016

Number of Claims

22,326

2014

22,699

2015

24,633

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.

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
GABAPENTIN 1,201

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

210

patients, 27% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,120

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

233

patients, 30% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,020

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

172

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 998

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

184

patients, 24% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 954

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

138

patients, 18% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 863

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

179

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 734

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

169

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 608

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

SYNTHROID 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

NABUMETONE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMULIN N 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

O
TEMAZEPAM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SULINDAC 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ETODOLAC 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ONGLYZA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

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 18, 2017.
  • 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.