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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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16,771Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$564K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

518 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% 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

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

43% of this provider’s 518 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 518 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$548K

2014

$562K

2015

$564K

2016

Number of Claims

16,951

2014

16,564

2015

16,771

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 947

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

188

patients, 36% of all patients

1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 811

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

168

patients, 32% of all patients

2 5
METFORMIN HCL 636

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
SYNTHROID 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

4 11
SIMVASTATIN 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

5 1
GABAPENTIN 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

107

patients, 21% of all patients

6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

7 10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

9 6
GLIPIZIDE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

10 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

11 7
LISINOPRIL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

12 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

13 26
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

116

patients, 22% of all patients

14 22
CLONAZEPAM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

15 16
CLOPIDOGREL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

15 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O 17 52
TRAMADOL HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

O 18 23
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

19 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

20 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

21 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

22 8
FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

23 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

24 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

25 12
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 92
ATENOLOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

27 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

28 24
NABUMETONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

29 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

99

patients, 19% of all patients

A 30 46
DEXAMETHASONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

31 56
TEMAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

32 28
LANTUS 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

33 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

34 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

35 14
VERAPAMIL ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 57
AZITHROMYCIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

A 36 34
CILOSTAZOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

36 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 82
HUMULIN 70-30 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

40 45
CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

41 33
PROAIR HFA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

42 146
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

43 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 43
INSULIN SYRINGE* 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 96
ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

45 30
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

48 72
DICYCLOMINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

49 78
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

50 104
MECLIZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

50 49
SURE COMFORT* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 98
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 51
TIZANIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

54 62
RAMIPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 54 67
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 60
IRBESARTAN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 57 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

58 41
NAPROXEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

59 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

59 102
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

61 138
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A 62 81
DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

62 35
HUMULIN N 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 54
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 112
PENTOXIFYLLINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

66 42
INSULIN SYRINGE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

66 77
LOPERAMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

68 203
KETOCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

68 101
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

70 53
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

70 123
DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 70 135
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 70 99
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 Nov. 8, 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.