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Prescriber Checkup

ANTONIO CAPELLA-HERNANDEZ MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,303Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 340

$350K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 340

427 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Puerto Rico
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $34 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Puerto Rico
SIMVASTATIN 779 683 137 1 1
SYNTHROID 463 397 77 2 10
METFORMIN HCL 385 354 61 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 366 261 87 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 354 308 54 5 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 320 272 46 6 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 309 223 62 7 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 267 262* 57 8 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 263 246 39 9 23
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 260 232 112 10 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 257 212 45 11 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 255 250* 50 12 16
RANITIDINE HCL 245 197 60 13 4
RAMIPRIL 234 222 33 14 55
FENOFIBRATE* 193 164 42 15 42
GABAPENTIN 167 148 35 16 5
MELOXICAM 165 140 38 17 98
ETODOLAC 138 116 79 18 76
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 136 112 25 19 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115 89 31 20 35
ATENOLOL 97 92* 15 21 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 93 88* 18 22 18
CARVEDILOL 92 69 21 23 33
EVISTA 87 56 18 24 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87 48 29 24 53
FUROSEMIDE 84 58 24 26 17
CLONAZEPAM 81 76* 28 B 27 26
CLARITHROMYCIN 78 60 76 28 268
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77 54 20 29 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 74 55 66 30 82
CLOPIDOGREL 73 68* 17 31 20
IRBESARTAN 72 67* 11 32 40
METFORMIN HCL ER 68 <11 <11 33 79
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63 49 15 34 31
LISINOPRIL 59 54* 16 35 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58 58 11 36 34
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 52* 15 37 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 56 11 38 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 48* 11 39 12
LANTUS 53 48* 11 39 41
LYRICA 53 <11 <11 39 84
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 June 5, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.