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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,088Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 213 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$597K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 71 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

311 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

35% of this provider’s 311 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 311 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$422K

2014

$586K

2015

$597K

2016

Number of Claims

11,900

2014

11,952

2015

10,088

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 762

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

110

patients, 35% of all patients

1 2
RANITIDINE HCL 619

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

102

patients, 33% of all patients

2 4
SYNTHROID 522

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

68

patients, 22% of all patients

3 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 515

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

149

patients, 48% of all patients

4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

62

patients, 20% of all patients

5 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

6 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

7 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

8 27
METFORMIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

9 3
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

58

patients, 19% of all patients

10 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

55

patients, 18% of all patients

11 7
SIMVASTATIN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

52

patients, 17% of all patients

12 1
CLOPIDOGREL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

13 20
GLIPIZIDE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

14 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

15 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

16 47
TEMAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

17 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

18 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

18 10
FAMOTIDINE* 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

20 39
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

21 8
LISINOPRIL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

21 13
LANTUS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

23 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

25 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

26 26
TRAMADOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

O 27 23
HUMALOG 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

28 88
HUMULIN 70-30 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 29 45
FUROSEMIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

30 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

31 35
LATANOPROST 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 73
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

33 82
CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

34 87
LANSOPRAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 34 74
CILOSTAZOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 36 55
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

36 17
KOMBIGLYZE XR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

36 176
DICYCLOMINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

36 78
NABUMETONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

40 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

41 32
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

42 16
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 9, 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.