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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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9,780Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 230 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$283K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 321 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

570 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

30% of this provider’s 570 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 570 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

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$205K

2014

$209K

2015

$283K

2016

Number of Claims

7,211

2014

6,729

2015

9,780

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 663

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

149

patients, 26% of all patients

1 4
SIMVASTATIN 528

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

128

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 493

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

3 9
METFORMIN HCL 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
SYNTHROID 408

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

8 18
GABAPENTIN 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

9 2
GLIPIZIDE 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

11 6
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
LISINOPRIL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

13 13
SURE COMFORT* 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

14 234
VERAPAMIL ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

15 57
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

15 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

17 10
CLOPIDOGREL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

18 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 27
TEMAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 28
ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

22 26
HUMULIN 70-30 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 45
LANTUS 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 25
CARVEDILOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 33
NAPROXEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

27 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

28 14
CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 16
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

30 37
IBUPROFEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

31 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 41
TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 75
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 43
SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 38
GLIMEPIRIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 19
FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 60
FUROSEMIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 21
BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 24
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 68
COLCHICINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 252
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 108
SURE COMFORT* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 98
TRAMADOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 45 23
NABUMETONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

46 31
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 Nov. 2, 2011.
  • 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.