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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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14,073Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 93 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$368K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 208 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

491 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

20% of this provider’s 491 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 491 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

$26 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

$300K

2014

$330K

2015

$368K

2016

Number of Claims

11,424

2014

12,053

2015

14,073

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 790

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

125

patients, 25% of all patients

1 3
SIMVASTATIN 731

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

110

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
GABAPENTIN 680

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

130

patients, 26% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 590

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

127

patients, 26% of all patients

4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

102

patients, 21% of all patients

5 5
RANITIDINE HCL 515

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

98

patients, 20% of all patients

6 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 496

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

7 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

8 12
GLIPIZIDE 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

9 15
LISINOPRIL 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

10 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

11 18
SYNTHROID 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

12 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

13 10
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

106

patients, 22% of all patients

14 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

15 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

16 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

17 25
FUROSEMIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

18 21
PENTOXIFYLLINE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

19 42
HUMULIN N 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 54
CLOPIDOGREL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

20 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

20 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

23 8
ATENOLOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

24 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

25 24
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 43
LANTUS 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

27 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 41
FENOFIBRATE* 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

29 93
GLIMEPIRIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 19
CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 33
NABUMETONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

32 31
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

33 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 32
VERAPAMIL ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 57
TRAMADOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

O 36 23
MECLIZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

37 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

38 47
INSULIN SYRINGE* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 77
IRBESARTAN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 36
CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 41 87
HUMALOG 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 88
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 14
FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 44 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 99
SUCRALFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 137
JANUMET 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 46 115
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 46 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 50 82
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 50 221
HUMULIN 70-30 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 45
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 Oct. 14, 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.