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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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13,420Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 105 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$293K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 304 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

405 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% 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

23% of this provider’s 316 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

30% of this provider’s 405 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 405 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$22 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$286K

2014

$355K

2015

$293K

2016

Number of Claims

10,447

2014

12,167

2015

13,420

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 811

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

133

patients, 33% of all patients

1 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 697

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

116

patients, 29% of all patients

2 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
SERTRALINE HCL 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

5 38
CLOPIDOGREL 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

6 20
METFORMIN HCL 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

7 3
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

8 9
TEMAZEPAM 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

9 28
CLONAZEPAM 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

10 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

11 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

P 12 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

13 7
RANITIDINE HCL 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

14 4
GABAPENTIN 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

15 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
FUROSEMIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

17 21
MEMANTINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

17 71
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

19 6
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

20 12
ALPRAZOLAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

21 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

21 26
GLIPIZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

23 15
RISPERIDONE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

P 24 76
LORAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

25 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

26 24
LISINOPRIL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

27 13
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

28 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
SYNTHROID 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 11
ATENOLOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 17
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

33 113
LEVETIRACETAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 121
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

36 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

37 18
FAMOTIDINE* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 167
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

40 25
TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 75
WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 42 79
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 80
LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

A 43 63
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 43 122
LATANOPROST 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

43 73
FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 47 69
OLANZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 171
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 48 235
MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 50 155
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

51 147
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 51 99
DILTIAZEM HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 53 125
ENDOCET 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 54 132
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 55 142
TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 56 23
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 Feb. 1, 2017.
  • 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.