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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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6,390Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 480 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$188K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 562 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

269 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% 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

39% of this provider’s 269 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 269 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% 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

24 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

$121K

2014

$147K

2015

$188K

2016

Number of Claims

4,853

2014

5,294

2015

6,390

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 436

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

82

patients, 30% of all patients

1 4
METFORMIN HCL 314

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

56

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

57

patients, 21% of all patients

3 1
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 244

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

45

patients, 17% of all patients

4 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

46

patients, 17% of all patients

5 7
GABAPENTIN 224

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
SYNTHROID 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

7 11
OMEPRAZOLE 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

45

patients, 17% of all patients

8 5
GLIPIZIDE 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

9 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

10 12
ATENOLOL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

11 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

13 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

14 8
GEMFIBROZIL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

15 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

17 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

18 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

19 25
CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

20 16
VERAPAMIL ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 21 57
CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

21 33
HUMULIN 70-30 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

23 45
TEMAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

24 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

25 18
NABUMETONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

26 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

26 41
INSULIN SYRINGE* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

28 96
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 29 43
FUROSEMIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 21
LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 31 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

32 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 33 32
SULINDAC 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

34 59
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. 31, 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.