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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,949Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$535K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

423 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% 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

47% of this provider’s 423 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 423 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$34 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

$368K

2014

$470K

2015

$535K

2016

Number of Claims

11,958

2014

14,372

2015

15,949

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
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,001

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

838

prescriptions.

161

patients, 38% of all patients

1 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 840

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

141

patients, 33% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 694

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

113

patients, 27% of all patients

3 10
OMEPRAZOLE 625

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

101

patients, 24% of all patients

4 5
RANITIDINE HCL 599

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

110

patients, 26% of all patients

5 4
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 578

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

85

patients, 20% of all patients

6 84
METFORMIN HCL 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

81

patients, 19% of all patients

7 3
SIMVASTATIN 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

8 1
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

9 14
SYNTHROID 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

10 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

11 9
GABAPENTIN 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

12 2
CLONAZEPAM 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

13 16
GLIPIZIDE XL 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

14 128
CLOPIDOGREL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

15 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

16 24
FUROSEMIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

17 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

17 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

19 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

20 27
MECLIZINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

21 49
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 52
SERTRALINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

23 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 26
ALPRAZOLAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

25 30
ATENOLOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

26 17
FAMOTIDINE* 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

27 39
LANSOPRAZOLE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

28 74
TEMAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 28
GLIPIZIDE ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

30 94
LANTUS 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

30 29
ALLOPURINOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

32 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

33 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

34 25
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

O 35 90
ZETIA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

35 124
CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

37 33
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 43
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

39 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 32
DEXAMETHASONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

42 56
ETODOLAC 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

43 111
DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 35
TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O 45 23
NABUMETONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

46 31
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

A 47 81
AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

A 48 34
LACTULOSE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

49 130
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

50 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 222
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 152
JANUMET 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

52 115
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

54 102
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

A 55 97
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

55 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 57 69
RALOXIFENE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 105
HUMULIN N 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 59 54
LATANOPROST 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 60 73
BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

61 133
SURE COMFORT* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 62 100
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

A 63 46
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 Feb. 22, 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.