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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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13,528Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 103 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$260K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 373 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

298 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% 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

51% of this provider’s 298 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 298 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

$19 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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

$229K

2014

$247K

2015

$260K

2016

Number of Claims

11,213

2014

12,148

2015

13,528

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
GABAPENTIN 973

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

129

patients, 43% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 738

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

85

patients, 29% of all patients

2 6
RANITIDINE HCL 585

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

71

patients, 24% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

68

patients, 23% of all patients

4 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 570

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

59

patients, 20% of all patients

5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 517

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

6 8
SIMVASTATIN 499

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

7 1
METFORMIN HCL 480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

8 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

9 40
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

10 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
LISINOPRIL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

12 13
TRAMADOL HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

58

patients, 19% of all patients

O 13 23
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

14 9
FAMOTIDINE* 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

15 39
AZITHROMYCIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

117

patients, 39% of all patients

A 16 34
ALPRAZOLAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

17 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

18 25
SYNTHROID 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

19 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

20 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
FENOFIBRATE* 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

22 44
CLONAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

23 16
FUROSEMIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

25 32
NABUMETONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

26 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
ALLOPURINOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 68
IRBESARTAN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

29 36
ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

29 17
TIZANIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

31 62
CARVEDILOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 33
CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 20
VENTOLIN HFA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

34 108
DEXAMETHASONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

65

patients, 22% of all patients

35 56
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 36 43
RALOXIFENE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

37 105
TEMAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

38 28
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

39 37
GLIPIZIDE XL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

40 128
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 41 82
GLIPIZIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 42 94
GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 43 15
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 44 89
GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 45 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

45 27
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

47 83
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O 48 52
TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 49 75
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 50 26
NAPROXEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

51 48
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

52 110
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

53 22
QUINAPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 53 205
RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 55 67
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 55 87
KENALOG-40 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

57 195
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 Nov. 15, 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.