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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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9,381Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 252 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$382K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 195 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

529 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

9% of this provider’s 486 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

42% of this provider’s 529 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 529 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$342K

2014

$452K

2015

$382K

2016

Number of Claims

7,407

2014

8,701

2015

9,381

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

1 8
CLONAZEPAM 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

2 16
SIMVASTATIN 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

3 1
GABAPENTIN 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

5 7
TEMAZEPAM 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

6 28
RANITIDINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
METFORMIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
SYNTHROID 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
OMEPRAZOLE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

11 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

12 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

13 35
SERTRALINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

14 38
CLOPIDOGREL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

15 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

16 6
CILOSTAZOL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

17 55
FAMOTIDINE* 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

17 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

19 32
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

20 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

21 18
LANTUS 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

A 23 46
RISPERIDONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 76
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

A 25 97
FUROSEMIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

26 21
LORAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 51
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

28 113
MEMANTINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 71
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

30 24
GLIPIZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

30 15
LISINOPRIL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 13
IRBESARTAN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

33 36
BUSPIRONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 133
KETOCONAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

35 101
LEVETIRACETAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 121
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

36 14
ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 30
HUMULIN 70-30 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 45
MECLIZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

40 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

41 12
PENTOXIFYLLINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

42 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

43 41
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

44 22
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

45 17
PREDNISOLONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

45 114
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 112
CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 33
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

47 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

50 19
SUCRALFATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 137
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

A 52 34
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.