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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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19,067Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$504K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 107 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

541 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

4% of this provider’s 438 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

35% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% 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

35 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

$424K

2014

$489K

2015

$504K

2016

Number of Claims

15,142

2014

17,091

2015

19,067

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,405

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,172

prescriptions.

194

patients, 36% of all patients

1 1
RANITIDINE HCL 834

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

736

prescriptions.

143

patients, 26% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 761

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

126

patients, 23% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 706

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

4 13
METFORMIN HCL 675

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
ATENOLOL 654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

6 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
GLIPIZIDE 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

8 15
GABAPENTIN 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

9 2
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

10 9
CLONAZEPAM 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

11 16
FUROSEMIDE 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

12 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

13 7
CLOPIDOGREL 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

14 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

15 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

17 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

18 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

19 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 12
CARVEDILOL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

21 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
CILOSTAZOL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

23 55
NABUMETONE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

24 31
IBUPROFEN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

25 70
ALPRAZOLAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

26 30
TRAMADOL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

O 27 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 26
SYNTHROID 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 11
LANTUS 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

30 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

31 24
HUMULIN 70-30 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 45
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 43
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

34 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 86
MECLIZINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

36 49
LATANOPROST 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 73
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 27
INSULIN SYRINGE* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 96
TEMAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 28
SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 38
CEPHALEXIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

A 41 103
SULINDAC 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

43 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

A 44 46
DIGOXIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 165
FAMOTIDINE* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

46 39
IRBESARTAN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 47 36
KETOCONAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

47 101
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 99
BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

50 50
RALOXIFENE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 50 105
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

52 113
PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 54 79
VERAPAMIL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 55 57
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

55 164
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 152
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 57 87
DIGOX 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 196
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 60 232
RAMIPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 61 67
AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A 61 34
HALOPERIDOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 63 162
LEVOBUNOLOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 260
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 65 82
METHOTREXATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 65 189
HUMULIN N 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 67 54
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 69 19
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 70 142
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 70 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 70 40
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 Jan. 27, 2011.
  • 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.