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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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9,605Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 238 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$220K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 471 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

270 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

7% of this provider’s 230 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

44% of this provider’s 270 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 270 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$23 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$66.1K

2014

$152K

2015

$220K

2016

Number of Claims

2,950

2014

6,139

2015

9,605

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 475

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

57

patients, 21% of all patients

1 8
METFORMIN HCL 351

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

53

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

54

patients, 20% of all patients

3 5
CLONAZEPAM 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

67

patients, 25% of all patients

4 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

5 19
GABAPENTIN 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

46

patients, 17% of all patients

6 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

61

patients, 23% of all patients

7 7
SIMVASTATIN 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

51

patients, 19% of all patients

8 1
FAMOTIDINE* 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

9 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

10 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

11 12
RANITIDINE HCL 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

12 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

13 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

14 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

15 40
CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

16 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

17 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

18 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

18 26
IBUPROFEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

59

patients, 22% of all patients

20 70
FUROSEMIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

21 21
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

22 43
ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

24 41
SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

25 38
LANTUS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

26 29
ALPRAZOLAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

27 30
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

61

patients, 23% of all patients

27 37
LANSOPRAZOLE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

29 74
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 30 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 31 79
TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

O 32 23
TRAZODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 75
RISPERIDONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 76
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 35 57
NAPROXEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

35 48
HUMULIN 70-30 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 37 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

37 69
SYNTHROID 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 37 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

40 24
NABUMETONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

40 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 40 32
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 43 80
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

O 43 52
AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

53

patients, 20% of all patients

A 43 34
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 46 127
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 46 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 48 35
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 49 51
LATANOPROST 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 50 73
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 Aug. 14, 2012.
  • 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.