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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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11,135Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 163 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$328K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 254 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

252 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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 252 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 252 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

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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

$78.4K

2014

$291K

2015

$328K

2016

Number of Claims

2,929

2014

10,300

2015

11,135

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
RANITIDINE HCL 749

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

99

patients, 39% of all patients

1 4
SIMVASTATIN 529

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

68

patients, 27% of all patients

2 1
GABAPENTIN 510

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

66

patients, 26% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 429

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

62

patients, 25% of all patients

4 5
SYNTHROID 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

49

patients, 19% of all patients

5 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

6 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

43

patients, 17% of all patients

7 8
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

8 9
METFORMIN HCL 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

9 3
FUROSEMIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

10 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

11 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

12 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

13 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

14 14
CARVEDILOL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

15 33
CLOPIDOGREL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

16 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

17 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

18 25
ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
LANTUS 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

20 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

21 19
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

21 43
LATANOPROST 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

23 73
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

24 26
ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

25 68
LISINOPRIL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

26 13
INSULIN SYRINGE* 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

27 77
GLIPIZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

28 15
IRBESARTAN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

29 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

30 18
TEMAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

30 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

32 27
VERAPAMIL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

33 57
HUMALOG 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 34 88
DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

35 35
TERAZOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 35 149
PENTOXIFYLLINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 37 42
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 38 39
MECLIZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

39 49
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

40 87
CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

41 16
HUMULIN 70-30 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 41 45
NABUMETONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

43 31
NIFEDIPINE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 43 118
INSULIN SYRINGE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

45 96
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 46 89
GEMFIBROZIL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 46 61
HUMULIN N 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 48 54
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 49 108
NAPROXEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

49 48
LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 49 95
TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

O 49 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 49 40
FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 54 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 55 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O 56 52
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

56 37
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 Oct. 4, 2012.
  • 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.