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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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8,703Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 295 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$252K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 390 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

511 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% 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

0% of this provider’s 409 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

38% of this provider’s 511 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 511 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

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$232K

2014

$301K

2015

$252K

2016

Number of Claims

10,424

2014

9,341

2015

8,703

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 749

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

197

patients, 39% of all patients

1 1
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 543

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

148

patients, 29% of all patients

2 9
METFORMIN HCL 421

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

113

patients, 22% of all patients

3 3
GABAPENTIN 404

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

119

patients, 23% of all patients

4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

5 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

108

patients, 21% of all patients

6 6
OMEPRAZOLE 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

8 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

9 7
RANITIDINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

10 4
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

108

patients, 21% of all patients

11 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

13 18
GLIPIZIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

14 15
PREDNISONE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

100

patients, 20% of all patients

15 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

16 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

17 24
LANTUS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

18 29
LISINOPRIL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

19 13
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

A 20 81
BACLOFEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

21 50
GEMFIBROZIL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

22 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 32
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 40
IRBESARTAN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 36
NABUMETONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

29 31
NAPROXEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 48
PENTOXIFYLLINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 27
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

33 17
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A 35 46
VERAPAMIL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

A 36 97
FUROSEMIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 25
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 Oct. 12, 2012.
  • 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.