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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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10,313Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 198 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$366K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 210 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

632 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

61% of this provider’s 632 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 632 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

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$315K

2014

$339K

2015

$366K

2016

Number of Claims

11,003

2014

12,262

2015

10,313

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
GABAPENTIN 466

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

2 8
SIMVASTATIN 421

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

160

patients, 25% of all patients

3 1
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

118

patients, 19% of all patients

4 24
OMEPRAZOLE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
NABUMETONE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

123

patients, 19% of all patients

6 31
SYNTHROID 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

7 11
AZITHROMYCIN 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

189

patients, 30% of all patients

A 8 34
METFORMIN HCL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

9 3
RANITIDINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

10 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

11 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

12 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

154

patients, 24% of all patients

A 13 46
CLONAZEPAM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

14 16
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

126

patients, 20% of all patients

15 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

16 27
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

17 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

20 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

21 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

22 19
DICYCLOMINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

23 78
SERTRALINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 38
CILOSTAZOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 55
GLIPIZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

26 15
PREDNISOLONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

27 114
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

28 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

31 6
PENTOXIFYLLINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 42
TRAMADOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O 33 23
SULINDAC 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

33 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

35 18
GEMFIBROZIL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

36 61
LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 29
HUMULIN N 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 38 54
CLOPIDOGREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

39 20
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

40 53
LEVOFLOXACIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A 41 63
FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

42 93
TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 28
ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 30
FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 45 60
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A 46 97
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

47 197
FUROSEMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 21
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 49 81
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 May 15, 2013.
  • 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.