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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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17,091Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$435K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

447 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

23% of this provider’s 447 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 447 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$25 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$485K

2014

$509K

2015

$435K

2016

Number of Claims

17,955

2014

19,545

2015

17,091

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 843

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

135

patients, 30% of all patients

1 3
GABAPENTIN 805

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

141

patients, 32% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 790

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

128

patients, 29% of all patients

3 5
SIMVASTATIN 785

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

156

patients, 35% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

138

patients, 31% of all patients

5 6
FENOFIBRATE* 541

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

101

patients, 23% of all patients

6 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

7 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

8 14
LISINOPRIL 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

9 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

10 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

11 8
SYNTHROID 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

12 11
RANITIDINE HCL 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

13 4
ALLOPURINOL 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

14 68
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

15 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

16 12
CLONAZEPAM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

17 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

18 26
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

19 22
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

20 43
FUROSEMIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

21 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

22 27
CARVEDILOL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

23 33
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

23 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

25 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

26 19
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

27 24
TEMAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

28 28
MECLIZINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

29 49
CILOSTAZOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

31 25
CLOPIDOGREL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 20
RALOXIFENE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

33 105
FINASTERIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 32
LANTUS 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

36 29
VERAPAMIL ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

38 35
ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 17
PAROXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 80
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

41 40
TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O 42 23
FAMOTIDINE* 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

42 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 41
INSULIN SYRINGE* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

44 77
HYDRALAZINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 106
WARFARIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 79
GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

48 15
INSULIN SYRINGE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

49 96
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 152
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

51 47
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

51 99
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 54 84
DILTIAZEM HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 55 125
RAMIPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 67
NABUMETONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

57 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 58 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 57
NAPROXEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 60 48
HUMULIN 70-30 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 61 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

62 69
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 62 90
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. 18, 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.