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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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6,296Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 485 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$270K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 350 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% 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

5% of this provider’s 379 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

49% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$244K

2014

$293K

2015

$270K

2016

Number of Claims

7,568

2014

7,098

2015

6,296

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 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

2 8
OMEPRAZOLE 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

3 5
PREDNISONE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

100

patients, 21% of all patients

4 53
GABAPENTIN 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

5 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

6 7
SYNTHROID 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

7 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

8 9
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

9 22
RANITIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

10 4
LANTUS 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

11 29
CLONAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

12 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

13 6
METFORMIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

15 3
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

A 16 46
NAPROXEN 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

17 48
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

18 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

19 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 35
SULINDAC 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

21 59
AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

A 22 34
CILOSTAZOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

22 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 32
PENTOXIFYLLINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

25 42
CEFADROXIL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

A 26 116
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 24
FUROSEMIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

29 21
MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 25
DICYCLOMINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

32 78
TRAMADOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O 32 23
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

32 50
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 75
HUMALOG 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 35 88
LISINOPRIL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 13
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 15
MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

37 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 26
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

40 136
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 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.