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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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11,741Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 150 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$265K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 362 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

356 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

18% of this provider’s 304 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

52% of this provider’s 356 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 356 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

9% 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

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

$226K

2014

$241K

2015

$265K

2016

Number of Claims

8,724

2014

9,261

2015

11,741

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
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 633

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

93

patients, 26% of all patients

1 9
METFORMIN HCL 558

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

80

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
GABAPENTIN 444

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

71

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 433

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

71

patients, 20% of all patients

4 8
SIMVASTATIN 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

5 1
TEMAZEPAM 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

68

patients, 19% of all patients

6 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

8 7
NABUMETONE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

9 31
RANITIDINE HCL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

10 4
OMEPRAZOLE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

11 5
GLIPIZIDE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

12 15
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

74

patients, 21% of all patients

13 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

14 18
CLONAZEPAM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

15 16
FUROSEMIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

16 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

17 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

105

patients, 29% of all patients

A 18 97
METOLAZONE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

19 209
PENTOXIFYLLINE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

20 42
RISPERIDONE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

P 21 76
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 57
SERTRALINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

23 38
LISINOPRIL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

24 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

25 6
FENOFIBRATE* 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

26 129
CLOPIDOGREL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

27 20
FINASTERIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

28 60
CARVEDILOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

29 33
BACLOFEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

29 50
ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

31 68
LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

32 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

80

patients, 22% of all patients

A 33 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

34 26
TRAMADOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

O 35 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 19
PERMETHRIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

37 182
ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 17
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

39 110
MECLIZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

40 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 41
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 42 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 27
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 44 142
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 45 12
FAMOTIDINE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 39
HUMULIN 70-30 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 48 86
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

49 83
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 50 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 51 122
MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 51 155
MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 53 71
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 29
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 9, 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.