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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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15,500Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$517K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 99 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

694 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

3% of this provider’s 479 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

34% of this provider’s 694 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 694 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

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$465K

2014

$510K

2015

$517K

2016

Number of Claims

18,721

2014

18,213

2015

15,500

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 794

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

213

patients, 31% of all patients

1 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 646

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

2 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 575

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

196

patients, 28% of all patients

3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 561

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

155

patients, 22% of all patients

4 5
METFORMIN HCL 558

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

150

patients, 22% of all patients

5 3
SIMVASTATIN 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

210

patients, 30% of all patients

6 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

152

patients, 22% of all patients

7 7
CLONAZEPAM 504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

8 16
NABUMETONE 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

173

patients, 25% of all patients

9 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

10 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

11 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

12 19
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

119

patients, 17% of all patients

13 22
RANITIDINE HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

14 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

15 27
SYNTHROID 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

17 12
LANTUS 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

18 29
TRAMADOL HCL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

O 19 23
LORAZEPAM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

20 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

21 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

22 24
BACLOFEN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

23 50
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

24 9
FENOFIBRATE* 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

25 44
CILOSTAZOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

26 55
IRBESARTAN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

27 36
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 85
TEMAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

29 28
IBUPROFEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

30 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

31 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

32 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 69
CARVEDILOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 33
FAMOTIDINE* 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

35 39
LISINOPRIL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 13
ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

37 17
DICYCLOMINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

37 78
HUMULIN 70-30 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 45
CLOPIDOGREL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 20
LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

A 41 63
TIZANIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

41 62
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

43 26
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 60
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

45 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 45 57
FUROSEMIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

49 41
MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

50 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

A 51 46
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

52 37
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A 52 34
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 54 90
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 89
INSULIN SYRINGE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 77
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 80
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 109
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 15
SUCRALFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

58 137
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 66
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 61 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 204
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.