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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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10,832Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 174 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$411K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 171 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

573 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% 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

41% of this provider’s 573 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 573 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$390K

2014

$418K

2015

$411K

2016

Number of Claims

12,708

2014

11,925

2015

10,832

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
RANITIDINE HCL 685

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

168

patients, 29% of all patients

1 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 576

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

157

patients, 27% of all patients

2 40
GABAPENTIN 544

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

123

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 438

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
TRAMADOL HCL 392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

O 5 23
METFORMIN HCL 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
CLONAZEPAM 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

7 16
SIMVASTATIN 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

8 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

10 22
LISINOPRIL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

11 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

12 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

14 10
GLIPIZIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

15 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

16 6
SYNTHROID 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
ALPRAZOLAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

19 18
GLIPIZIDE ER 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

19 94
NABUMETONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

21 31
CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

22 20
ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

23 17
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

24 37
AMOXICILLIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

A 25 166
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 25
FUROSEMIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

27 21
INSULIN SYRINGE* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

28 77
MECLIZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

29 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
LANTUS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
HUMULIN N 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 54
NAPROXEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

32 48
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

A 37 46
IRBESARTAN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 32
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 92
HUMULIN 70-30 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 12
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 19
CEFADROXIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A 46 116
CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 33
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 136
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 Oct. 31, 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.