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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

RAMON ORTIZ CARRASQUILLO M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,156Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,619 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$1.64M

2014

$1.88M

2015

$2.22M

2016

Number of Claims

21,575

2014

21,429

2015

21,156

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.

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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
SYNTHROID 3,188

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

2,172

prescriptions.

522

patients, 32% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,539

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,071

prescriptions.

327

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,167

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

285

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 847

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

182

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 844

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

163

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 727

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

164

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOXYL 710

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

136

patients, 8% of all patients

10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 637

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

127

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

111

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

105

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

10
LANTUS 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

81

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

KOMBIGLYZE XR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

BYDUREON PEN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN N 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOFINE 32 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ONGLYZA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

JARDIANCE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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LEVEMIR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TRADJENTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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INSULIN SYRINGE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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JANUMET XR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMULIN R U-500 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

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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 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.