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HECTOR TORRES-CABRERA M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,293Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$424K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$480K

2014

$506K

2015

$424K

2016

Number of Claims

15,941

2014

15,351

2015

13,293

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.

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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.

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
SIMVASTATIN 748

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

162

patients, 33% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 727

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

136

patients, 28% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 562

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 529

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 516

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

100

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

SYNTHROID 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

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GEMFIBROZIL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

108

patients, 22% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXAMETHASONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

LANTUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

LATANOPROST 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

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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 Sept. 21, 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.