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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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11,356Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 159 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$426K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 161 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

304 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% 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

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

40% of this provider’s 304 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 304 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$364K

2014

$399K

2015

$426K

2016

Number of Claims

10,592

2014

11,138

2015

11,356

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 647

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

90

patients, 30% of all patients

1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 564

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

90

patients, 30% of all patients

2 5
SIMVASTATIN 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

56

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 444

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

4 12
METFORMIN HCL 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
GABAPENTIN 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

66

patients, 22% of all patients

6 2
RANITIDINE HCL 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

67

patients, 22% of all patients

7 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

8 9
SYNTHROID 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

9 11
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

10 89
ATENOLOL 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

11 17
LANTUS 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

12 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

13 10
FUROSEMIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

14 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

15 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

16 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

17 14
ALPRAZOLAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

18 30
CLOPIDOGREL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

19 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

20 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

21 25
SULINDAC 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

60

patients, 20% of all patients

22 59
GLIPIZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

23 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

24 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

25 27
CARVEDILOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

26 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 41
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

28 43
GEMFIBROZIL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

29 61
LYRICA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

30 119
LISINOPRIL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 31 13
HUMALOG 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

32 88
IRBESARTAN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 36
VERAPAMIL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

34 57
SURE COMFORT* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

35 100
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

36 22
CAPTOPRIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 37 107
FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

38 44
CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

39 16
FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 40 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

41 18
FAMOTIDINE* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

42 39
ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 43 124
TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

O 44 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 45 201
MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

46 64
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

46 53
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. 14, 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.