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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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11,456Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 154 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$245K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 410 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

398 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% 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

42% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$21 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$280K

2014

$290K

2015

$245K

2016

Number of Claims

12,200

2014

12,241

2015

11,456

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 1,299

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,087

prescriptions.

205

patients, 52% of all patients

1 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 569

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

92

patients, 23% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL 490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

83

patients, 21% of all patients

3 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

85

patients, 21% of all patients

5 5
GABAPENTIN 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

6 2
TEMAZEPAM 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

7 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

8 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

8 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

10 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

11 10
METFORMIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

11 3
RANITIDINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

13 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

14 32
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

O 15 90
ATENOLOL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

16 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

17 26
FINASTERIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

18 60
GLIPIZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

20 6
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

21 9
CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

21 20
FAMOTIDINE* 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

23 39
ALPRAZOLAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

24 30
FUROSEMIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

25 21
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

26 43
CEPHALEXIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

89

patients, 22% of all patients

A 26 103
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 18
CLONAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

29 16
NAPROXEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

30 48
HUMULIN 70-30 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

31 45
MECLIZINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

32 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 69
CARVEDILOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 35 79
MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

35 64
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

37 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 27
IRBESARTAN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

39 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 40
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 41 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 52
PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

44 53
CAPTOPRIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 45 107
NABUMETONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

46 31
CILOSTAZOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 46 55
LATANOPROST 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 73
KENALOG-40 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

48 195
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. 4, 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.