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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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16,148Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$622K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

830 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% 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

28% of this provider’s 830 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 830 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

$39 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

$707K

2014

$658K

2015

$622K

2016

Number of Claims

23,536

2014

23,602

2015

16,148

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,180

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

850

prescriptions.

380

patients, 46% of all patients

1 6
GABAPENTIN 676

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

198

patients, 24% of all patients

2 2
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 605

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

164

patients, 20% of all patients

3 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

4 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

5 7
RANITIDINE HCL 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
FAMOTIDINE* 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

147

patients, 18% of all patients

7 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

8 14
OMEPRAZOLE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
METFORMIN HCL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
SIMVASTATIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

12 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

13 40
CLONAZEPAM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
PREDNISONE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

158

patients, 19% of all patients

15 53
TEMAZEPAM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

16 28
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

17 109
DEXAMETHASONE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

166

patients, 20% of all patients

18 56
ATENOLOL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
ALPRAZOLAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

20 30
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

21 37
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

22 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

23 66
CLOPIDOGREL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

24 20
MECLIZINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

25 49
CARVEDILOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

26 33
LANTUS 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

27 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

28 12
SYNTHROID 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

29 11
LEVOXYL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

30 150
ETODOLAC 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

30 111
GLIPIZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

32 15
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

33 84
NABUMETONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

33 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

33 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

36 69
ESTAZOLAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

37 143
TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

O 37 23
GEMFIBROZIL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

37 61
CILOSTAZOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 55
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

41 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

42 35
IBUPROFEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

43 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

A 44 46
FENOFIBRATE* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

45 93
AZITHROMYCIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

A 46 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 47 52
PROAIR HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

47 146
FUROSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 21
SULINDAC 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

49 59
JANUMET 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 115
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

52 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

53 19
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

54 112
LATANOPROST 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 73
BUMETANIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

55 187
LISINOPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

57 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

58 18
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 80
BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

59 50
VERAPAMIL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 57
MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

61 64
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

64 41
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 68
IRBESARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 36
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

66 179
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 127
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

69 47
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 139
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 248
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 May 16, 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.