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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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17,374Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$577K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

865 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

25% of this provider’s 865 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 865 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% 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

20 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

$685K

2014

$635K

2015

$577K

2016

Number of Claims

19,053

2014

18,227

2015

17,374

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 1,435

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,190

prescriptions.

205

patients, 24% of all patients

1 8
RANITIDINE HCL 957

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

205

patients, 24% of all patients

2 4
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 754

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

232

patients, 27% of all patients

3 12
SIMVASTATIN 750

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

232

patients, 27% of all patients

4 1
GABAPENTIN 727

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

149

patients, 17% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 682

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

228

patients, 26% of all patients

6 6
METFORMIN HCL 664

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

212

patients, 25% of all patients

7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 641

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

200

patients, 23% of all patients

8 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

176

patients, 20% of all patients

9 7
OMEPRAZOLE 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

10 5
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

11 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

12 19
FUROSEMIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

13 21
TRAMADOL HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 23
CLOPIDOGREL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

15 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

16 18
CARVEDILOL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

17 33
LANTUS 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

18 29
SYNTHROID 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

19 11
ALLOPURINOL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

20 68
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

21 26
ATENOLOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

22 17
BACLOFEN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

23 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

24 14
CLONAZEPAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

25 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

26 27
MECLIZINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

27 49
ALPRAZOLAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

28 30
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

29 83
LISINOPRIL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

30 13
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

31 37
TEMAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

32 28
AZITHROMYCIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

A 33 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 35
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

35 43
NAPROXEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

36 48
FAMOTIDINE* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

37 39
NABUMETONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

38 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

39 32
HUMULIN N 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 54
HUMULIN 70-30 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 45
VENTOLIN HFA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

42 108
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 41
KETOCONAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

44 101
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 24
SULINDAC 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

46 59
KENALOG-40 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

47 195
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 152
DEXAMETHASONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

49 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 25
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

51 146
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 52 46
SURE COMFORT* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 98
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 54 60
GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 15
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 84
LATANOPROST 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 73
GEMFIBROZIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 61
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 164
WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 59 79
INSULIN SYRINGE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 77
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 8, 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.