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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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12,375Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 137 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$271K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 347 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

566 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

33% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$22 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$199K

2014

$254K

2015

$271K

2016

Number of Claims

9,207

2014

11,128

2015

12,375

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 605

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

1 7
METFORMIN HCL 544

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 508

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
GABAPENTIN 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
RANITIDINE HCL 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

8 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

9 12
GLIPIZIDE 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

10 15
ALPRAZOLAM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

11 30
NAPROXEN 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

118

patients, 21% of all patients

12 48
CLONAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

13 16
FUROSEMIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

14 21
FENOFIBRATE* 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

15 44
TEMAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

16 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

17 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

18 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

19 6
IBUPROFEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

20 70
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 52
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

22 8
CARVEDILOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

23 33
NABUMETONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

24 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 18
CLOPIDOGREL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 20
PREDNISONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

27 53
HUMULIN 70-30 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 45
SYNTHROID 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

30 37
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

31 24
ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 17
NAPROXEN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

33 144
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

A 34 46
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 43
CILOSTAZOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

37 25
LISINOPRIL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 13
LANTUS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 29
TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O 41 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

41 19
ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

43 68
CAPTOPRIL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 44 107
DONEPEZIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 14
MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 49
LANSOPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 74
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 51
DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

51 214
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 164
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 53 174
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

54 78
VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 54 57
CLOTRIMAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

56 168
SULINDAC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

57 59
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. 4, 2009.
  • 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.