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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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13,010Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 111 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$359K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 221 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% 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

45% of this provider’s 593 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 593 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$28 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

$383K

2014

$371K

2015

$359K

2016

Number of Claims

11,266

2014

12,495

2015

13,010

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
METFORMIN HCL 807

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

122

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

2 7
GABAPENTIN 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
RANITIDINE HCL 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

7 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

8 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
NABUMETONE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

131

patients, 22% of all patients

10 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
SYNTHROID 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

12 11
LISINOPRIL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

13 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

14 27
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

15 37
CLOPIDOGREL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

16 20
GLIPIZIDE XL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

17 128
GLIPIZIDE ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 94
CLONAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

19 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

21 41
ATENOLOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

22 17
ALPRAZOLAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

23 30
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

24 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

25 25
IRBESARTAN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
HUMULIN N 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 66
CARVEDILOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

31 38
FENOFIBRATE* 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

32 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

A 33 46
CILOSTAZOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

34 55
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 26
CEFADROXIL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

A 35 116
CAPTOPRIL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 107
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 43
SULINDAC 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

39 59
FUROSEMIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 24
LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 95
MECLIZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

44 49
LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 29
TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 45 23
NAPROXEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

47 48
GEMFIBROZIL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

48 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 19
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 50 84
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 32
AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

A 52 34
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 53 141
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 92
PREDNISOLONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

54 114
INSULIN SYRINGE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 77
TEMAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 56 28
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 15
MOMETASONE FUROATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

58 154
DICYCLOMINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

58 78
FAMOTIDINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

61 39
MINOCYCLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 61 270
MUPIROCIN* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

63 148
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 102
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

65 108
ETODOLAC ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

65 119
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

65 110
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. 7, 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.