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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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13,193Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 108 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$501K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 110 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% 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

5% of this provider’s 352 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

49% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$38 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

$580K

2014

$579K

2015

$501K

2016

Number of Claims

16,499

2014

16,189

2015

13,193

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 606

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

146

patients, 31% of all patients

1 6
GABAPENTIN 584

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

140

patients, 29% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

86

patients, 18% of all patients

3 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

4 7
METFORMIN HCL 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

6 13
OMEPRAZOLE 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

7 5
CLOPIDOGREL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

8 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
RANITIDINE HCL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

10 4
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

11 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

12 19
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

13 141
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
IRBESARTAN 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

15 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

16 40
CILOSTAZOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

17 55
SIMVASTATIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

18 1
CLONAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

19 16
BACLOFEN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

105

patients, 22% of all patients

20 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

21 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

22 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

23 27
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

24 83
ALPRAZOLAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 30
FAMOTIDINE* 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

26 39
GLIPIZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

27 15
CLARITHROMYCIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

101

patients, 21% of all patients

A 28 272
SYNTHROID 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

29 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

30 12
SERTRALINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

32 25
CARVEDILOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

34 24
FENOFIBRATE* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

35 44
ATENOLOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

36 17
FUROSEMIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

36 21
ETODOLAC 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

36 111
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 41
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 43
MELOXICAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

41 64
LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 29
LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 51
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

43 65
TEMAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

46 18
VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 127
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 66
LANSOPRAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 74
TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 50 23
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

51 92
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

52 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 54 201
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

A 55 46
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 84
LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

A 57 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

57 47
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 59 109
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

A 59 81
HUMULIN 70-30 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 61 45
LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 62 121
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

63 22
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

63 135
QUINAPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 65 205
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 Dec. 19, 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.