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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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9,782Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 229 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$231K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 441 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

407 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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

10% of this provider’s 360 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

40% of this provider’s 407 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 407 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

$24 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$324K

2014

$318K

2015

$231K

2016

Number of Claims

10,051

2014

11,104

2015

9,782

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

1 8
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

2 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 357

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

3 35
SIMVASTATIN 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
RANITIDINE HCL 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
METFORMIN HCL 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
GABAPENTIN 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
OMEPRAZOLE 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
CLONAZEPAM 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

9 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
FUROSEMIDE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

11 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

12 7
CLOPIDOGREL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
TEMAZEPAM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

14 28
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

15 142
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

16 113
MEMANTINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

17 71
GLIPIZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
ALPRAZOLAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

19 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

20 27
SERTRALINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

21 38
CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

22 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

23 26
MEGESTROL ACETATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 212
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

25 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

26 25
PENTOXIFYLLINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 42
FAMOTIDINE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

28 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 19
TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

30 75
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

31 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

32 86
RISPERIDONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

P 33 76
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 122
LANTUS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

35 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 32
LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

37 51
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 152
ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 17
DIGOXIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 40 165
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 41 235
NAPROXEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

42 48
HUMALOG 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

43 88
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 44 127
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 44 12
GEMFIBROZIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 46 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

48 41
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. 1, 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.