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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,334Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 388 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$185K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 574 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

297 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% 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

37% of this provider’s 297 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 297 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$25 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$160K

2014

$212K

2015

$185K

2016

Number of Claims

5,160

2014

7,848

2015

7,334

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
SIMVASTATIN 438

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

119

patients, 40% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 415

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

79

patients, 27% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

65

patients, 22% of all patients

3 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 365

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

77

patients, 26% of all patients

4 7
RANITIDINE HCL 363

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

91

patients, 31% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

63

patients, 21% of all patients

6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

66

patients, 22% of all patients

7 10
GLIPIZIDE 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

8 15
OMEPRAZOLE 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

67

patients, 23% of all patients

9 5
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

10 14
LISINOPRIL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

11 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

12 9
ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

13 17
TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

O 14 23
CLONAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

15 16
ALPRAZOLAM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

16 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

17 19
GEMFIBROZIL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

18 61
NABUMETONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

19 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

20 12
LANTUS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

21 29
CLONIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

22 87
CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

23 33
CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

23 20
TEMAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

25 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 52
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

27 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

28 26
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

29 43
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

29 80
NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

31 48
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 32 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

33 123
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

34 51
CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

A 35 103
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

35 11
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 Dec. 23, 2014.
  • 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.