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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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10,681Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 184 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$292K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 305 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

468 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

4% of this provider’s 331 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

50% of this provider’s 468 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 468 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

$27 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$392K

2014

$371K

2015

$292K

2016

Number of Claims

12,124

2014

12,266

2015

10,681

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
METFORMIN HCL 596

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
SIMVASTATIN 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

3 10
RANITIDINE HCL 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

92

patients, 20% of all patients

4 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

5 9
GABAPENTIN 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

8 5
LISINOPRIL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

9 13
CLONAZEPAM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

10 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

12 6
GLIPIZIDE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

13 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

14 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
ATENOLOL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

16 17
ALPRAZOLAM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

17 30
TRAMADOL HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

O 18 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

19 26
SULINDAC 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

20 59
SYNTHROID 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

21 11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

A 22 81
NABUMETONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

23 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

25 22
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 43
CLOPIDOGREL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
VALSARTAN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 127
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

29 37
MECLIZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

30 49
CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 32
LANTUS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
TEMAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 28
HUMULIN N 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 54
PENTOXIFYLLINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

37 42
CEFADROXIL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

A 38 116
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

A 40 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

40 47
SURE COMFORT* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 98
LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 51
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

43 92
IRBESARTAN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 45 36
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 45 84
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 47 66
LANSOPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 74
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 49 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 49 35
FUROSEMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 51 18
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 Sept. 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.