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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

MARIA ECHEVARRIA CARDONA M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,919Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$425K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
388 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$367K

2014

$478K

2015

$425K

2016

Number of Claims

14,362

2014

18,511

2015

15,919

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.

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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.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
SIMVASTATIN 805

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

112

patients, 29% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 685

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

83

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 651

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

114

patients, 29% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

94

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

101

patients, 26% of all patients

SYNTHROID 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

BACLOFEN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

NABUMETONE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

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NIFEDIPINE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
RALOXIFENE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SURE COMFORT* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
HUMULIN N 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ENDOCET 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

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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. 25, 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.