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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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17,388Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$633K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

570 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

59% 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

12% 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

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$429K

2014

$617K

2015

$633K

2016

Number of Claims

13,290

2014

17,257

2015

17,388

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 829

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

128

patients, 22% of all patients

1 8
SIMVASTATIN 820

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

148

patients, 26% of all patients

2 1
RANITIDINE HCL 751

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

134

patients, 24% of all patients

3 4
METFORMIN HCL 601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

5 9
GABAPENTIN 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

117

patients, 21% of all patients

6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

118

patients, 21% of all patients

7 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

9 6
ATENOLOL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

10 17
GLIPIZIDE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

11 15
FUROSEMIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

12 21
SYNTHROID 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

13 11
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

14 22
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

15 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
PENTOXIFYLLINE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

16 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

18 12
CLOPIDOGREL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

19 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

20 19
SULINDAC 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

21 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

22 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

23 40
TRAMADOL HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

O 24 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 25 52
LISINOPRIL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

26 13
MECLIZINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

26 49
AZITHROMYCIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

138

patients, 24% of all patients

A 28 34
FINASTERIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

29 60
CILOSTAZOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

30 55
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

31 26
CARVEDILOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

31 33
PREDNISONE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

33 53
LANTUS 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

34 29
NAPROXEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

35 48
GEMFIBROZIL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

36 61
TEMAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

37 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

102

patients, 18% of all patients

A 38 46
DICYCLOMINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

39 78
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

40 92
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

A 42 97
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 25
NABUMETONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

45 31
SURE COMFORT* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

46 98
CLONAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

47 16
ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

47 68
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

49 14
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

50 123
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

51 41
BUSPIRONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

52 133
LEVOFLOXACIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

A 53 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

53 99
KETOCONAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

55 101
HUMALOG 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 79
SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 38
FAMOTIDINE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

59 39
HUMULIN 70-30 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 45
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

62 32
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

64 197
DONEPEZIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 35
CEPHALEXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 66 103
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 102
LEVOXYL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 150
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A 69 184
LANSOPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 70 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 70 145
VERAPAMIL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 72 57
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

73 70
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 July 2, 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.