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HEIDI AYALA CARDONA M.D.

EDIFICIO PROFESIONAL OFICINA 202 HOSPITAL MENONITA CALLE JOSE C VAZQUEZ

Aibonito | Puerto Rico | 00705

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,841Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$308K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
285 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$276K

2014

$287K

2015

$308K

2016

Number of Claims

6,889

2014

8,146

2015

9,841

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.

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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 902

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

120

patients, 42% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 641

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

107

patients, 38% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 585

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

82

patients, 29% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 431

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

54

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

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CLONAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

BACLOFEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMULIN R 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN N 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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WARFARIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

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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 Oct. 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.