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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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19,208Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$627K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

1,158 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% 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

35% of this provider’s 1,158 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 1,158 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$542K

2014

$593K

2015

$627K

2016

Number of Claims

19,576

2014

20,550

2015

19,208

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,096

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

812

prescriptions.

220

patients, 19% of all patients

1 8
SIMVASTATIN 1,056

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

802

prescriptions.

274

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
GABAPENTIN 888

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

228

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
RANITIDINE HCL 868

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

262

patients, 23% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL 857

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

196

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 567

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

158

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

140

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
GLIPIZIDE 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

9 15
SYNTHROID 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

133

patients, 11% of all patients

11 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
NAPROXEN 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

163

patients, 14% of all patients

13 48
LANTUS 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

14 29
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

138

patients, 12% of all patients

15 37
CLONAZEPAM 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

16 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

17 12
TRAMADOL HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

119

patients, 10% of all patients

O 18 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

20 26
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

21 43
ATENOLOL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

22 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

23 25
LISINOPRIL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

24 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

25 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

26 24
BACLOFEN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

27 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
MECLIZINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

29 49
GLIMEPIRIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

30 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

31 47
PENTOXIFYLLINE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

32 42
FUROSEMIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

33 21
CLOPIDOGREL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

34 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

35 14
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

36 72
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

37 22
IRBESARTAN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

38 36
LEVOFLOXACIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

A 39 63
CARVEDILOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

40 33
HUMULIN 70-30 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

41 45
AZITHROMYCIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

A 42 34
HUMALOG 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

43 88
DONEPEZIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

44 35
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

A 44 81
TEMAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

46 28
SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

47 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

A 48 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

49 41
NABUMETONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

50 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

51 40
ALPRAZOLAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

52 30
ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 68
GEMFIBROZIL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

54 61
INSULIN SYRINGE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 77
VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 127
RAMIPRIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

58 66
WARFARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 79
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

60 106
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

60 82
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A 62 97
NIFEDIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 118
FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 60
DICYCLOMINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

65 78
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 93
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

67 152
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 Dec. 11, 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.