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OSVALDO JIMENEZ-MERCADO M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,500Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$795K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
686 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$967K

2014

$925K

2015

$795K

2016

Number of Claims

27,921

2014

27,568

2015

23,500

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,773

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,681

prescriptions.

311

patients, 45% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,361

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,318

prescriptions.

223

patients, 33% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 1,040

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

991

prescriptions.

167

patients, 24% of all patients

10
LEVOXYL 905

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

866

prescriptions.

143

patients, 21% of all patients

10
SYNTHROID 857

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

846

prescriptions.

132

patients, 19% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 791

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

773

prescriptions.

137

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 688

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

135

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 602

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 578

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

BETAXOLOL HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

10
BUMETANIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRANDOLAPRIL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

10
CARVEDILOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

EPLERENONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

COUMADIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VYTORIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
SOTALOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 Aug. 5, 2011.
  • 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.