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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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13,413Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 106 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$306K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 287 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

717 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

49% of this provider’s 717 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 717 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

$23 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$251K

2014

$289K

2015

$306K

2016

Number of Claims

11,414

2014

12,546

2015

13,413

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 902

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

166

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
RANITIDINE HCL 804

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

174

patients, 24% of all patients

2 4
METFORMIN HCL 753

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 716

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

4 9
GABAPENTIN 601

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 485

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

6 14
OMEPRAZOLE 452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
GLIPIZIDE 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

8 15
ATENOLOL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

9 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

10 18
SYNTHROID 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

11 11
FUROSEMIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

12 21
GEMFIBROZIL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

13 61
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

14 10
LISINOPRIL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

15 13
HUMULIN 70-30 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

16 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

17 7
CARVEDILOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

18 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

19 24
NAPROXEN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

20 48
AZITHROMYCIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

145

patients, 20% of all patients

A 21 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

22 41
FINASTERIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

23 60
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

24 26
CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 20
NABUMETONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

26 31
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 8
LATANOPROST 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 73
BACLOFEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

29 50
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

A 30 81
VENTOLIN HFA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

31 108
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 6
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

A 33 46
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 27
PENTOXIFYLLINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 42
MECLIZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

37 49
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

38 138
IBUPROFEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

39 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 25
HUMULIN N 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 54
SURE COMFORT* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 98
PREDNISOLONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

43 114
CLOTRIMAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

44 168
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 12
DICYCLOMINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

46 78
DIGOXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 47 165
GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 19
CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 48 87
TRAMADOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 48 23
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 52 35
TERAZOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 53 149
IRBESARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 54 36
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.