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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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12,423Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 135 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$606K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 70 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

885 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% 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

43% of this provider’s 885 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 885 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$709K

2014

$716K

2015

$606K

2016

Number of Claims

18,812

2014

17,007

2015

12,423

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 578

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

187

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
RANITIDINE HCL 508

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

180

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
METFORMIN HCL 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

152

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

150

patients, 17% of all patients

5 7
TRAMADOL HCL 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

197

patients, 22% of all patients

O 6 23
GABAPENTIN 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

153

patients, 17% of all patients

7 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

8 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

9 8
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

10 12
AZITHROMYCIN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

248

patients, 28% of all patients

A 11 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

187

patients, 21% of all patients

13 47
CLONAZEPAM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

14 16
SYNTHROID 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

15 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

16 9
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

17 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
GLIPIZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

19 15
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

20 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

21 14
PREDNISOLONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

22 114
GLIMEPIRIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

22 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

24 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

25 27
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

26 17
FENOFIBRATE* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

27 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

27 32
CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

29 20
BACLOFEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

30 50
FAMOTIDINE* 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

31 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

32 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

33 24
FUROSEMIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

33 21
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

35 65
LANTUS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

37 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A 37 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 40
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

O 40 90
NAPROXEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

41 48
RALOXIFENE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 105
HUMULIN N 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 54
SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

44 38
LISINOPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 13
MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

45 49
CEFADROXIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 47 116
LANSOPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 74
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 33
TEMAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

50 28
GLIPIZIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 94
VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 57
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. 7, 2009.
  • 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.