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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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10,107Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 211 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$294K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 303 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

315 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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 315 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 315 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% 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

32 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

$245K

2014

$310K

2015

$294K

2016

Number of Claims

9,935

2014

12,021

2015

10,107

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
OMEPRAZOLE 737

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

151

patients, 48% of all patients

1 5
RANITIDINE HCL 639

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

127

patients, 40% of all patients

2 4
GABAPENTIN 528

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

108

patients, 34% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

140

patients, 44% of all patients

4 1
NABUMETONE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

91

patients, 29% of all patients

5 31
METFORMIN HCL 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

73

patients, 23% of all patients

6 3
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

56

patients, 18% of all patients

7 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

79

patients, 25% of all patients

O 8 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

78

patients, 25% of all patients

9 12
SYNTHROID 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

68

patients, 22% of all patients

11 7
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

71

patients, 23% of all patients

12 37
ESTAZOLAM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

13 143
CLONAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

14 16
MELOXICAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

15 64
MECLIZINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

15 49
GLIMEPIRIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

17 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

18 8
ALPRAZOLAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

19 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

20 9
CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

21 20
SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

22 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 41
TEMAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

24 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

25 10
TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 7% of all patients

O 26 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

27 25
FUROSEMIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

27 21
HUMULIN 70-30 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 45
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

30 22
FENOFIBRATE* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

31 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

32 26
NAPROXEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

33 48
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

33 33
PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

35 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

64

patients, 20% of all patients

A 36 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

37 18
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

O 37 174
ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

39 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

40 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

41 6
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

41 65
LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

43 29
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

44 164
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

45 51
SULINDAC 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

46 59
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

46 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

46 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

49 102
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.