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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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17,002Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$792K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

655 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

6% of this provider’s 493 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

57% of this provider’s 655 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 655 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$663K

2014

$724K

2015

$792K

2016

Number of Claims

18,019

2014

20,601

2015

17,002

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
GABAPENTIN 610

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

193

patients, 29% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

201

patients, 31% of all patients

2 5
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

124

patients, 19% of all patients

3 9
METFORMIN HCL 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
RANITIDINE HCL 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

145

patients, 22% of all patients

5 4
SIMVASTATIN 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

6 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

7 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

8 8
CLONAZEPAM 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

9 16
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 52
AZITHROMYCIN 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

214

patients, 33% of all patients

A 11 34
ALPRAZOLAM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

12 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

12 25
TRAMADOL HCL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

O 14 23
DEXAMETHASONE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

172

patients, 26% of all patients

15 56
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

16 6
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

17 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

18 14
FUROSEMIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

19 21
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

20 37
SERTRALINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

21 38
IBUPROFEN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

22 70
KETOCONAZOLE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

23 101
CLOPIDOGREL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

24 20
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

25 117
CELECOXIB 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

26 263
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

27 104
LEVOFLOXACIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

145

patients, 22% of all patients

A 28 63
LISINOPRIL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

29 13
FLURAZEPAM HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

30 257
ATENOLOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

30 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

32 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

33 10
GLIPIZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

34 15
TRAZODONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

35 75
TIZANIDINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

36 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

37 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

38 24
PREDNISONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

39 53
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

40 43
CARVEDILOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

41 33
TEMAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

42 28
HUMULIN N 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

43 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

44 19
SULINDAC 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

45 59
HYDROCORTISONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

46 225
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

46 22
LANTUS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

48 29
VENTOLIN HFA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

49 108
LACTULOSE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

50 130
DONEPEZIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

51 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

52 139
HUMULIN 70-30 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 45
LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 51
FAMOTIDINE* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

54 39
BACLOFEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

56 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

57 69
MECLIZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

58 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

58 152
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 27
SPIRIVA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

60 212
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

62 113
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A 63 97
DICYCLOMINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

63 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A 65 46
NABUMETONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

65 31
IRBESARTAN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 36
GEMFIBROZIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

68 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

69 47
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 70 90
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 71 81
WARFARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 79
MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

71 64
BUPRENORPHINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 74 353
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

75 41
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A 76 103
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

77 87
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 78 184
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 109
CARAFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

78 268
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

81 65
NAPROXEN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

82 144
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 April 12, 2010.
  • 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.