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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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16,479Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$461K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 130 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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 451 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$28 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

$407K

2014

$451K

2015

$461K

2016

Number of Claims

14,129

2014

16,117

2015

16,479

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
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 1,104

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

134

patients, 30% of all patients

10 1 9
METFORMIN HCL 962

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

133

patients, 29% of all patients

2 3
RANITIDINE HCL 806

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

169

patients, 37% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN 804

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

123

patients, 27% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 613

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

107

patients, 24% of all patients

5 6
GABAPENTIN 609

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

99

patients, 22% of all patients

6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 593

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

123

patients, 27% of all patients

7 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

8 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

9 7
SYNTHROID 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

10 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

11 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

12 10
BACLOFEN 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

145

patients, 32% of all patients

13 50
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

98

patients, 22% of all patients

10 14 104
HUMULIN 70-30 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

15 45
TRAMADOL HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

122

patients, 27% of all patients

O 16 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

145

patients, 32% of all patients

17 47
GLIPIZIDE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

19 22
ATENOLOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

21 26
LISINOPRIL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

22 13
FENOFIBRATE* 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

23 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

24 14
FUROSEMIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 21
CLOPIDOGREL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
GEMFIBROZIL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

27 61
IRBESARTAN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 36
CLONAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

29 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 27
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 43
NABUMETONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

32 31
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

33 37
SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 38
LANTUS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 29
ALPRAZOLAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

36 30
INDAPAMIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 156
PREDNISONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

38 53
VERAPAMIL ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 57
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

A 40 81
LORAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 51
LANSOPRAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

42 74
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 43 117
WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 43 79
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O 45 52
TEMAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 28
MECLIZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

47 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 49 12
CILOSTAZOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 50 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 51 19
JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 51 126
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 51 24
LATANOPROST 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 54 73
JANUMET XR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 55 215
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 56 87
CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 57 33
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 58 92
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 58 119
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.