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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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12,855Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 116 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$262K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 368 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

310 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% 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

51% of this provider’s 310 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 310 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$20 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$249K

2014

$258K

2015

$262K

2016

Number of Claims

11,837

2014

11,978

2015

12,855

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 708

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

100

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
GABAPENTIN 673

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

101

patients, 33% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 642

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

74

patients, 24% of all patients

3 8
METFORMIN HCL 468

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

58

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 459

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

69

patients, 22% of all patients

5 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

62

patients, 20% of all patients

6 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

7 12
LISINOPRIL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

8 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

9 27
CLOPIDOGREL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

10 20
FUROSEMIDE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

11 21
GLIPIZIDE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

12 15
NABUMETONE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

62

patients, 20% of all patients

13 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

14 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

15 6
TEMAZEPAM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

16 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

17 9
RANITIDINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

18 4
ATENOLOL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

19 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

20 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

21 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

22 26
AZITHROMYCIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

96

patients, 31% of all patients

A 23 34
OMEPRAZOLE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

24 5
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

25 24
DEXAMETHASONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

85

patients, 27% of all patients

26 56
VERAPAMIL ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

27 57
SYNTHROID 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

28 11
GEMFIBROZIL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

29 61
KENALOG-40 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

80

patients, 26% of all patients

30 195
CLONAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

30 16
CLONIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 87
TRAMADOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

O 33 23
VOLTAREN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

64

patients, 21% of all patients

34 237
IBUPROFEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

35 70
HUMULIN 70-30 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 36 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

37 86
ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

38 68
IRBESARTAN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 39 36
HUMULIN N 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

39 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

41 14
MEMANTINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 42 71
LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

43 119
VERAPAMIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 44 207
DIGOXIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

45 165
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

46 37
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

47 142
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 48 80
CILOSTAZOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

49 55
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

50 65
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 51 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 51 35
AMANTADINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

53 258
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 54 32
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 54 43
LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

56 51
PENTOXIFYLLINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 56 42
LANSOPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

58 74
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 58 214
CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 60 33
SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 61 38
NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 62 118
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 May 5, 2008.
  • 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.