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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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13,282Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 107 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$476K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 120 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

389 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% 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

49% of this provider’s 389 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 389 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$552K

2014

$478K

2015

$476K

2016

Number of Claims

12,155

2014

12,281

2015

13,282

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 614

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

133

patients, 34% of all patients

1 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 551

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

81

patients, 21% of all patients

2 7
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

137

patients, 35% of all patients

3 22
OMEPRAZOLE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

98

patients, 25% of all patients

4 5
SYNTHROID 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

5 11
METFORMIN HCL 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

7 8
GABAPENTIN 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

76

patients, 20% of all patients

8 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

9 10
RANITIDINE HCL 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

10 4
TRAMADOL HCL 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

143

patients, 37% of all patients

O 11 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

12 32
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

13 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

14 6
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

147

patients, 38% of all patients

15 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

16 24
CLONAZEPAM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

17 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

18 14
CEFUROXIME 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

120

patients, 31% of all patients

A 19 219
IRBESARTAN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

20 36
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

73

patients, 19% of all patients

21 37
CLOPIDOGREL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

22 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

23 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

24 12
TEMAZEPAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

25 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

26 18
DEXAMETHASONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

101

patients, 26% of all patients

27 56
ZETIA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

28 124
GLIPIZIDE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

29 94
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 66
LANSOPRAZOLE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

31 74
ALPRAZOLAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

32 30
LISINOPRIL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

33 13
LANTUS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

34 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

35 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

36 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

37 19
FENOFIBRATE* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

37 44
MECLIZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

39 49
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

40 112
DESLORATADINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

40 218
GLIPIZIDE XL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

42 128
FLUCONAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

43 175
HUMULIN 70-30 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 44 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

A 45 46
JANUMET 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 115
MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

47 64
SUCRALFATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

47 137
DICYCLOMINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

49 78
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 68
SERTRALINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

51 38
VERAPAMIL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

51 57
LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

A 53 63
NABUMETONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

54 31
INSULIN SYRINGE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 55 77
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 56 119
PENTOXIFYLLINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

56 42
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 43
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

59 15
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. 10, 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.