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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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16,547Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$366K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 211 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

696 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% 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

4% of this provider’s 446 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

27% of this provider’s 696 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 696 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$22 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$351K

2014

$368K

2015

$366K

2016

Number of Claims

13,894

2014

16,168

2015

16,547

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
RANITIDINE HCL 879

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

216

patients, 31% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 860

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

172

patients, 25% of all patients

2 6
GABAPENTIN 858

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

165

patients, 24% of all patients

3 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 756

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

135

patients, 19% of all patients

4 7
SIMVASTATIN 677

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

5 1
METFORMIN HCL 612

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
FAMOTIDINE* 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

7 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

8 32
LISINOPRIL 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

9 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

10 14
SYNTHROID 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

12 10
CARVEDILOL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

13 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
FENOFIBRATE* 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

15 44
FUROSEMIDE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

17 27
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

18 9
ALLOPURINOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

19 68
PREDNISONE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

20 53
CLONAZEPAM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

21 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

145

patients, 21% of all patients

22 47
RAMIPRIL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

23 67
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

24 40
HUMULIN N 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

24 54
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

27 25
OMEPRAZOLE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

28 5
BACLOFEN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

29 50
LANTUS 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
CILOSTAZOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 55
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

32 24
CLOPIDOGREL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

33 20
METFORMIN HCL ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

34 91
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

O 35 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

37 173
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

38 22
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 43
SERTRALINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

40 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 99
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 26
RISPERIDONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 76
PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 80
VERAPAMIL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 45 57
FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 60
TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 28
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

49 112
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 152
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

50 65
LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 51
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

53 37
INSULIN SYRINGE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 96
MELOXICAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

54 64
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 129
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O 57 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 102
SURE COMFORT* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 234
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P 60 57
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 61 81
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. 1, 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.