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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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18,879Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$435K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 153 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

709 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% 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

6% of this provider’s 518 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

46% of this provider’s 709 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 709 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

$23 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$396K

2014

$459K

2015

$435K

2016

Number of Claims

15,376

2014

17,321

2015

18,879

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 1,706

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,228

prescriptions.

340

patients, 48% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 1,030

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

774

prescriptions.

183

patients, 26% of all patients

2 3
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 967

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

181

patients, 26% of all patients

3 9
RANITIDINE HCL 753

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

181

patients, 26% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

5 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
GABAPENTIN 530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

7 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

8 6
OMEPRAZOLE 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

9 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

11 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

12 18
HUMULIN 70-30 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

10 13 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

14 10
FUROSEMIDE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

15 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

160

patients, 23% of all patients

16 24
GLIPIZIDE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

17 15
SYNTHROID 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

18 11
ATENOLOL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

19 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

20 14
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

213

patients, 30% of all patients

A 21 97
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

22 26
VERAPAMIL ER 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

23 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

24 41
CLONIDINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

25 87
INSULIN SYRINGE* 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

26 77
MECLIZINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

27 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

A 28 63
CLOPIDOGREL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

29 20
PREDNISONE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

30 53
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

31 43
TRAMADOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

O 32 23
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

33 22
NAPROXEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

34 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

35 35
CLONAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 16
GEMFIBROZIL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

37 61
NABUMETONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

38 31
FINASTERIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 60
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 57
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 12
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 142
CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 33
PENTOXIFYLLINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 42
INSULIN SYRINGE* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 96
DEXAMETHASONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

45 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 79
SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 38
TERAZOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 149
CLOTRIMAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

50 168
CAPTOPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 107
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 52 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 32
CILOSTAZOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 55
LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 51
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 152
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 57 52
LATANOPROST 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 73
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

59 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 19
TEMAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 28
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

63 123
NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 118
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 Aug. 31, 2017.
  • 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.