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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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16,074Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$697K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

436 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

3% of this provider’s 334 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

69% of this provider’s 436 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 436 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$630K

2014

$685K

2015

$697K

2016

Number of Claims

16,926

2014

18,352

2015

16,074

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 941

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

181

patients, 42% of all patients

1 2
SYNTHROID 817

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

135

patients, 31% of all patients

2 11
SIMVASTATIN 607

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

165

patients, 38% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

142

patients, 33% of all patients

4 5
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

96

patients, 22% of all patients

5 12
CLONAZEPAM 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

108

patients, 25% of all patients

6 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

7 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

102

patients, 23% of all patients

8 25
METFORMIN HCL 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

95

patients, 22% of all patients

9 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

97

patients, 22% of all patients

10 7
RANITIDINE HCL 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

101

patients, 23% of all patients

11 4
LANTUS 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

12 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

13 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

94

patients, 22% of all patients

13 6
FUROSEMIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

15 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

16 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

17 27
TRAMADOL HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

101

patients, 23% of all patients

O 17 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

19 14
AZITHROMYCIN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

150

patients, 34% of all patients

A 20 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

21 24
CLOPIDOGREL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

22 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

140

patients, 32% of all patients

A 23 46
SERTRALINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

24 38
IRBESARTAN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

24 36
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

26 85
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

82

patients, 19% of all patients

27 22
FAMOTIDINE* 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

28 39
TIZANIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

94

patients, 22% of all patients

29 62
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

30 9
FENOFIBRATE* 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

31 44
TEMAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

33 18
ALPRAZOLAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

34 30
CARVEDILOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

35 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

36 41
HUMALOG 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 88
DONEPEZIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

38 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

39 47
GLIPIZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

40 15
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

41 17
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

42 37
LISINOPRIL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

42 13
LEVOFLOXACIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

A 44 63
MOXIFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

A 45 171
KOMBIGLYZE XR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 176
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

47 65
NABUMETONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

48 31
FLUCONAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

48 175
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

A 50 81
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 50 106
SUCRALFATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

50 137
PREDNISOLONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

53 114
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

O 54 90
NIFEDIPINE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 118
GLIMEPIRIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 57 79
DICYCLOMINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

57 78
ETODOLAC 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

59 111
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

60 173
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

60 26
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

62 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

62 152
MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

64 64
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

64 72
MECLIZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

64 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

67 86
LANSOPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

68 74
CEFADROXIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

A 68 116
SURE COMFORT* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

70 100
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 Jan. 16, 2013.
  • 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.