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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,140Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 141 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$314K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 270 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

313 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

34% of this provider’s 313 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 313 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$26 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$278K

2014

$323K

2015

$314K

2016

Number of Claims

10,066

2014

11,807

2015

12,140

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,085

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

954

prescriptions.

146

patients, 47% of all patients

1 1
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 870

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

116

patients, 37% of all patients

2 9
METFORMIN HCL 709

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

88

patients, 28% of all patients

3 3
RANITIDINE HCL 703

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

99

patients, 32% of all patients

4 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

67

patients, 21% of all patients

5 7
ATENOLOL 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

6 17
OMEPRAZOLE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

61

patients, 19% of all patients

7 5
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

8 14
LANTUS 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

9 29
GABAPENTIN 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

10 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

11 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

12 10
CLOPIDOGREL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

13 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

14 8
GEMFIBROZIL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

15 61
NABUMETONE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

15 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

17 41
TRAMADOL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

O 18 23
NAPROXEN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

18 48
GLIPIZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

20 15
CLONAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

21 16
IBUPROFEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

22 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

23 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

24 25
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

25 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

26 24
FINASTERIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

27 60
CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

28 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

29 6
LISINOPRIL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

30 13
LATANOPROST 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 73
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 32 66
CILOSTAZOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

32 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

32 12
ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

35 30
VERAPAMIL ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 36 57
FUROSEMIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

37 21
MECLIZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

38 49
TEMAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 38 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 40 27
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

A 41 34
INSULIN SYRINGE* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 42 96
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 43 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 43 69
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 45 165
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 46 40
PENTOXIFYLLINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 46 42
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.