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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,172Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

1,069 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

6% of this provider’s 867 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

56% of this provider’s 1,069 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 1,069 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

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$987K

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

23,932

2014

27,366

2015

32,172

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
METFORMIN HCL 1,279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,067

prescriptions.

197

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
GABAPENTIN 1,261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

960

prescriptions.

246

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,115

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

922

prescriptions.

189

patients, 18% of all patients

3 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,061

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

928

prescriptions.

181

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,011

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

861

prescriptions.

163

patients, 15% of all patients

5 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 994

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

890

prescriptions.

163

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 911

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

758

prescriptions.

159

patients, 15% of all patients

7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 893

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

172

patients, 16% of all patients

8 5
SYNTHROID 711

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

123

patients, 12% of all patients

9 11
RANITIDINE HCL 629

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

10 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

11 32
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

167

patients, 16% of all patients

12 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
LEVOFLOXACIN 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

405

patients, 38% of all patients

A 14 63
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

15 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

16 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

17 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

18 24
GLIPIZIDE 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
TRAMADOL HCL 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

123

patients, 12% of all patients

O 20 23
TEMAZEPAM 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

21 28
PENTOXIFYLLINE 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

22 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

23 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

24 27
LANTUS 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

25 29
LISINOPRIL 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

26 13
CLONAZEPAM 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

27 16
CLOPIDOGREL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

28 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

29 35
FUROSEMIDE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

30 21
IRBESARTAN 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

31 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

32 66
SERTRALINE HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

33 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

34 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

35 19
ALPRAZOLAM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

36 30
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

37 37
ATENOLOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

38 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 57
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

39 26
FAMOTIDINE* 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

41 39
FENOFIBRATE* 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

42 93
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

43 43
CARVEDILOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

44 33
TIZANIDINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

44 62
MELOXICAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

46 64
LORAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

47 51
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

48 65
GLIPIZIDE ER 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

48 94
HUMALOG 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

50 88
PAROXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

51 80
BACLOFEN 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

52 50
NABUMETONE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

52 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 54 52
MECLIZINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

55 49
RAMIPRIL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

57 102
DICYCLOMINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

58 78
MEMANTINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

58 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

60 47
AZITHROMYCIN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

A 61 34
JANUMET 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 115
GEMFIBROZIL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

63 61
VERAPAMIL ER 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 57
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

64 112
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

A 66 46
LANSOPRAZOLE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

67 74
PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

68 53
RISPERIDONE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 69 76
HUMULIN 70-30 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

70 45
DEXAMETHASONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

71 56
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

72 110
INSULIN SYRINGE* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

73 96
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

74 152
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

74 41
GLIPIZIDE XL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 128
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

A 77 81
CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 87
NIFEDIPINE ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

79 118
METHOTREXATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

80 189
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

81 229
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 82
LYRICA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

82 119
LEVETIRACETAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 84 121
DIAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

85 214
ETODOLAC 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

86 111
MOXIFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

A 87 171
FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

87 44
RALOXIFENE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 87 105
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

O 87 90
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

91 185
KOMBIGLYZE XR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 176
MUPIROCIN* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

92 148
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 94 99
ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

95 124
ONGLYZA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 150
NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

97 48
SUCRALFATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

97 137
TRADJENTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 224
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

100 92
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 69
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A 101 97
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

103 72
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

103 296
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

105 210
PERMETHRIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

105 182
DIGOX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 196
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

108 127
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

108 146
CEFADROXIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

A 110 116
WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 110 79
DILTIAZEM HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 112 125
FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 112 60
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 Dec. 30, 2016.
  • 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.