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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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10,300Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 199 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$346K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 239 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% 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

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

34% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 320 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

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$262K

2014

$318K

2015

$346K

2016

Number of Claims

8,925

2014

8,006

2015

10,300

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
GABAPENTIN 844

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

136

patients, 43% of all patients

1 2
RANITIDINE HCL 451

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

71

patients, 22% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

91

patients, 28% of all patients

3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

78

patients, 24% of all patients

4 5
SYNTHROID 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

5 11
LISINOPRIL 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

76

patients, 24% of all patients

6 13
SIMVASTATIN 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

85

patients, 27% of all patients

7 1
FAMOTIDINE* 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

78

patients, 24% of all patients

8 39
METFORMIN HCL 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

67

patients, 21% of all patients

9 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

10 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

11 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

12 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

13 10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

14 9
CLOPIDOGREL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

15 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

16 19
HUMULIN 70-30 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

17 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

18 12
GLIPIZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

19 15
BACLOFEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

76

patients, 24% of all patients

20 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

21 40
CLONAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

22 16
PENTOXIFYLLINE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

23 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

25 18
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

26 22
MECLIZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

26 49
CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

28 33
TRAMADOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

O 29 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

30 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

O 31 52
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

31 17
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 84
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

34 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

35 69
FUROSEMIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

36 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

37 25
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 38 43
LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 39 29
TIZANIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

40 62
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 41 87
FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 42 60
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

43 44
CILOSTAZOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 55
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

44 75
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 Dec. 2, 2010.
  • 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.