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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

DENIS RUIZ-SERRANO MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,878Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$539K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,271 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$568K

2014

$437K

2015

$539K

2016

Number of Claims

23,063

2014

15,322

2015

14,878

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 2,565

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

2,145

prescriptions.

761

patients, 60% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,003

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

852

prescriptions.

299

patients, 24% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 880

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

236

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 721

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

205

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 700

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

208

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 682

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

170

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 651

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

190

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 609

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

163

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 572

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

151

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

125

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

129

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

95

patients, 7% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

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. 14, 2011.
  • 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.