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RAFAEL MARRERO M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,183Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$422K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
538 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

$426K

2014

$431K

2015

$422K

2016

Number of Claims

16,246

2014

17,132

2015

13,183

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. 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.

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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.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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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
SIMVASTATIN 770

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

185

patients, 34% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 720

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 639

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

115

patients, 21% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 575

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 518

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

123

patients, 23% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

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CLONAZEPAM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

SYNTHROID 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN N 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN R 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

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NABUMETONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P
NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

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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. 24, 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.