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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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11,678Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 151 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$325K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 259 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% 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

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

22% of this provider’s 419 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 419 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

$28 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$286K

2014

$332K

2015

$325K

2016

Number of Claims

10,498

2014

12,488

2015

11,678

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 841

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

140

patients, 33% of all patients

1 6
METFORMIN HCL 684

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

93

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 637

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

86

patients, 21% of all patients

3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

4 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

79

patients, 19% of all patients

5 7
GABAPENTIN 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

105

patients, 25% of all patients

6 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

85

patients, 20% of all patients

7 40
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
SIMVASTATIN 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

9 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

10 18
LISINOPRIL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

11 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

12 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

13 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

14 26
RANITIDINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

15 4
IRBESARTAN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

16 36
TRAMADOL HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

O 17 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

18 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

19 12
CLOPIDOGREL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

20 20
ACARBOSE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

21 231
ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

22 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 27
CHLORTHALIDONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 226
CARVEDILOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 33
FINASTERIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 60
TEMAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

27 28
RAMIPRIL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 67
OMEPRAZOLE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

28 5
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

30 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

31 35
SYNTHROID 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 11
LANTUS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 29
INDAPAMIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 156
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

35 65
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 43
LEVEMIR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 233
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

38 37
SUCRALFATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

39 137
MEMANTINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 71
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 41 142
TERAZOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

42 149
SURE COMFORT* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

42 100
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 106
LATANOPROST 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 73
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 46 16
CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 47 250
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

48 104
WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 49 79
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 March 13, 2012.
  • 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.