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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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8,802Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 282 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$262K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 369 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

395 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

16% of this provider’s 372 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

41% of this provider’s 395 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 395 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

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$351K

2014

$357K

2015

$262K

2016

Number of Claims

10,163

2014

10,547

2015

8,802

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 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

1 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

P 2 57
SIMVASTATIN 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

4 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

5 35
CLONAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

6 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

8 25
FAMOTIDINE* 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

9 39
METFORMIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

10 3
GABAPENTIN 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

11 2
OMEPRAZOLE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

12 5
TEMAZEPAM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

13 28
ATENOLOL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

14 17
MEMANTINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

15 71
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

16 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

17 6
FUROSEMIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

18 21
TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

19 75
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

20 9
ALPRAZOLAM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

21 30
SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

22 38
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

23 37
SYNTHROID 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

24 11
LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

25 51
CLOPIDOGREL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

26 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

27 32
RANITIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

28 4
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 41
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

30 113
LEVETIRACETAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

31 121
RISPERIDONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 32 76
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

33 12
LISINOPRIL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 13
GALANTAMINE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 35 208
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 36 142
IRBESARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 37 36
AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

A 38 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 38 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 40 167
WARFARIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 41 79
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.