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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,966Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$943K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

1,373 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

26% of this provider’s 1,373 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 1,373 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$22 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$897K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$943K

2016

Number of Claims

38,137

2014

44,034

2015

41,966

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 2,255

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,659

prescriptions.

341

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 2,232

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,502

prescriptions.

320

patients, 23% of all patients

2 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 2,185

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,712

prescriptions.

307

patients, 22% of all patients

3 7
LISINOPRIL 2,172

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,393

prescriptions.

282

patients, 21% of all patients

4 13
GABAPENTIN 1,862

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,329

prescriptions.

326

patients, 24% of all patients

5 2
SYNTHROID 1,711

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,070

prescriptions.

212

patients, 15% of all patients

6 11
METFORMIN HCL 1,693

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,239

prescriptions.

226

patients, 16% of all patients

7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,672

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,303

prescriptions.

225

patients, 16% of all patients

8 10
RANITIDINE HCL 1,630

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,136

prescriptions.

317

patients, 23% of all patients

9 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

807

prescriptions.

186

patients, 14% of all patients

10 40
OMEPRAZOLE 1,283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

243

patients, 18% of all patients

11 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 1,146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

923

prescriptions.

154

patients, 11% of all patients

12 19
FENOFIBRATE* 1,008

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

136

patients, 10% of all patients

10 13 44
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,002

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

138

patients, 10% of all patients

14 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 703

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 649

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

16 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 596

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

17 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 588

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

18 12
TEMAZEPAM 543

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

19 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 534

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

20 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 532

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

21 26
FUROSEMIDE 502

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

22 21
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 467

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

23 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

24 66
ATENOLOL 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

25 17
CLOPIDOGREL 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

26 20
LANTUS 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

27 29
BACLOFEN 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

155

patients, 11% of all patients

28 50
GLIPIZIDE 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

29 15
RAMIPRIL 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

30 67
ALLOPURINOL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

31 68
FINASTERIDE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

32 60
CLONAZEPAM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

33 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

35 35
VERAPAMIL ER 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

36 57
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

37 82
IRBESARTAN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

38 36
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

39 170
TIZANIDINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

40 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

41 24
INSULIN SYRINGE* 193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

42 77
CARVEDILOL 192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

43 33
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

44 9
MECLIZINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

45 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

46 41
AZITHROMYCIN 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

153

patients, 11% of all patients

A 47 34
HUMULIN N 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

48 54
GLIPIZIDE ER 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

49 94
SURE COMFORT* 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

50 98
HUMULIN 70-30 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

50 45
GLIPIZIDE XL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

52 128
TRAMADOL HCL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

O 52 23
NABUMETONE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

54 31
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

54 194
COUMADIN 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

56 178
NAPROXEN 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

57 48
CLONIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

58 87
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

A 58 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

60 99
TERAZOSIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

61 149
PAROXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

62 80
BUSPIRONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

63 133
LANSOPRAZOLE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

64 74
METFORMIN HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

65 91
VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

66 127
HYDROCORTISONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

67 225
FAMOTIDINE* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

68 39
SURE COMFORT* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

69 100
ZETIA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

69 124
CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

71 86
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

71 22
INSULIN SYRINGE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

71 96
SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

71 38
HUMALOG 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 88
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

76 152
IBUPROFEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

77 70
GEMFIBROZIL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

77 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 79 79
NIFEDIPINE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

80 118
DEXAMETHASONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

81 56
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 242
JANUVIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 126
CEPHALEXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

A 84 103
ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 85 30
TRADJENTA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 224
LATANOPROST 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 73
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 88 141
HUMULIN R 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 89 158
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 90 85
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 90 177
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 92 93
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

92 197
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

94 53
ONGLYZA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 150
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 96 210
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. 10, 2010.
  • 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.