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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,573Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 241 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$249K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 402 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

260 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% 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

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

37% of this provider’s 260 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 260 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

$26 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$198K

2014

$240K

2015

$249K

2016

Number of Claims

7,987

2014

8,872

2015

9,573

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 889

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

126

patients, 48% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 612

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

79

patients, 30% of all patients

2 3
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 602

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

72

patients, 28% of all patients

3 9
RANITIDINE HCL 455

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

85

patients, 33% of all patients

4 4
GABAPENTIN 391

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

55

patients, 21% of all patients

5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 338

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

63

patients, 24% of all patients

6 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

45

patients, 17% of all patients

7 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

9 10
GLIPIZIDE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

11 12
ATENOLOL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

12 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

13 6
LANTUS 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

13 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

15 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

16 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

17 18
CLOPIDOGREL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

18 20
CARVEDILOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

19 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

20 25
SYNTHROID 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

20 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

22 41
CILOSTAZOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

23 55
VERAPAMIL ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

24 57
FAMOTIDINE* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

25 39
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

53

patients, 20% of all patients

26 37
INSULIN SYRINGE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

27 96
HUMULIN 70-30 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 28 45
FUROSEMIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

29 21
DEXAMETHASONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

47

patients, 18% of all patients

30 56
IBUPROFEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

31 70
SULINDAC 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

32 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 33 26
TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

O 34 23
NAPROXEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

35 48
GEMFIBROZIL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 36 61
NABUMETONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

37 31
CAPTOPRIL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 38 107
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

39 53
MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

39 64
BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

39 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 42 27
TEMAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

42 28
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 Feb. 27, 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.