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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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6,814Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 441 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$163K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 637 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

336 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% 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

36% of this provider’s 336 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 336 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$24 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$221K

2014

$206K

2015

$163K

2016

Number of Claims

5,747

2014

5,634

2015

6,814

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 528

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

98

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
SYNTHROID 441

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

64

patients, 19% of all patients

2 11
METFORMIN HCL 328

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
GABAPENTIN 296

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

68

patients, 20% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

5 10
RANITIDINE HCL 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

75

patients, 22% of all patients

6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

63

patients, 19% of all patients

6 5
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 252

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

9 7
GLIPIZIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

10 15
NABUMETONE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

11 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

11 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

13 8
LISINOPRIL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

14 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

15 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

16 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
TIZANIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

19 62
FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

20 93
TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 23
PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

22 53
TEMAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

23 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 26
ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 25 17
CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 26 87
SULINDAC 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

27 59
MECLIZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

28 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 29 12
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 Feb. 19, 2013.
  • 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.