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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,895Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$552K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

673 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

55% of this provider’s 673 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 673 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$31 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$357K

2014

$439K

2015

$552K

2016

Number of Claims

13,221

2014

15,610

2015

17,895

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 931

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

140

patients, 21% of all patients

1 7
RANITIDINE HCL 624

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

160

patients, 24% of all patients

2 4
TRAMADOL HCL 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

168

patients, 25% of all patients

O 3 23
SIMVASTATIN 576

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
METFORMIN HCL 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

9 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

10 6
ALPRAZOLAM 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

11 30
GABAPENTIN 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

12 2
SYNTHROID 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
AZITHROMYCIN 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

210

patients, 31% of all patients

A 14 34
SULINDAC 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

15 59
FUROSEMIDE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

16 21
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

133

patients, 20% of all patients

17 22
CLONAZEPAM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

18 16
TEMAZEPAM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

19 28
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

20 109
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

21 37
ATENOLOL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

23 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

24 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

25 19
CLOPIDOGREL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

27 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

28 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
SERTRALINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

30 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
MECLIZINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

32 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

A 33 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

34 32
LANSOPRAZOLE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

35 74
LANTUS 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 29
HUMULIN 70-30 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

39 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 14
GLIPIZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 15
KETOCONAZOLE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

42 101
ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 68
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 18
NAPROXEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

45 48
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 45 52
LISINOPRIL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 13
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

48 92
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

A 49 81
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

50 83
LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 51
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

51 110
NABUMETONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

53 31
FAMOTIDINE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 39
PENTOXIFYLLINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 42
CLARITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

A 56 272
ENDOCET 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 57 132
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 58 66
CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 33
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 84
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

61 112
VERAPAMIL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 62 57
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 80
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 64 57
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 64 43
PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

64 53
RALOXIFENE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 67 105
HUMULIN N 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 68 54
IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 70
GEMFIBROZIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 61
MUPIROCIN* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

70 148
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

70 197
LATANOPROST 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 73 73
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 73 89
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.