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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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14,651Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$349K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 236 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

509 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

25% of this provider’s 489 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

48% of this provider’s 509 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 509 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$361K

2014

$367K

2015

$349K

2016

Number of Claims

10,250

2014

11,239

2015

14,651

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 903

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

875

prescriptions.

131

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 756

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

112

patients, 22% of all patients

2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 555

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

3 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 544

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

4 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 511

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

5 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

P 6 57
SERTRALINE HCL 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

7 38
METFORMIN HCL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

8 3
OMEPRAZOLE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
TRAZODONE HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

10 75
GABAPENTIN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

11 2
FAMOTIDINE* 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

12 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

13 25
RANITIDINE HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

14 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

15 6
CLOPIDOGREL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
MEMANTINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

17 71
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

18 9
CLONAZEPAM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

19 16
TEMAZEPAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

20 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

21 79
ATENOLOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

22 17
RISPERIDONE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

P 23 76
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

24 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

25 26
LORAZEPAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

26 51
SYNTHROID 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

27 11
FUROSEMIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

28 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

29 18
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 167
GLIMEPIRIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

33 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

98

patients, 19% of all patients

A 33 46
LISINOPRIL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

36 133
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

36 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 14
CARVEDILOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 12
ALPRAZOLAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 30
AZITHROMYCIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

A 42 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 24
LEVETIRACETAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 121
BACLOFEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 45 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 41
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

47 53
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

48 113
MIRTAZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 155
FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 93
GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 15
OLANZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 52 171
LATANOPROST 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 73
IRBESARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 36
DIGOXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 165
PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 56 80
MEGESTROL ACETATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 212
CEFUROXIME 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

A 58 219
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 180
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 60 69
NAMENDA XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 293
LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

62 29
DILTIAZEM HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 63 125
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 64 197
NABUMETONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 31
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 135
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 67 127
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 June 22, 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.