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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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8,042Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 335 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$272K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 346 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

214 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% 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

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

14% of this provider’s 214 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 214 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$270K

2014

$286K

2015

$272K

2016

Number of Claims

8,834

2014

8,976

2015

8,042

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 642

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

93

patients, 43% of all patients

1 6
GABAPENTIN 429

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

55

patients, 26% of all patients

2 2
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 403

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

52

patients, 24% of all patients

3 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 399

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

58

patients, 27% of all patients

4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 372

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

45

patients, 21% of all patients

5 10
METFORMIN HCL 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

35

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

48

patients, 22% of all patients

7 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

42

patients, 20% of all patients

8 40
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

9 8
LANTUS 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

9 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

11 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

11 18
GLIPIZIDE ER 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

13 94
FUROSEMIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

14 21
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

15 43
OMEPRAZOLE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 16% of all patients

16 5
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

17 14
RANITIDINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

18 4
GLIMEPIRIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

19 19
ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

21 41
FAMOTIDINE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

22 39
SIMVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

23 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

24 25
HUMULIN R 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

25 158
CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 26 20
INSULIN SYRINGE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

27 77
PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

28 146
WARFARIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 28 79
HUMALOG 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 30 88
HUMULIN N 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 31 54
NABUMETONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

32

patients, 15% of all patients

32 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

33 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 34 26
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 35 11
SURE COMFORT* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

35 234
TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

O 37 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 37 27
LATANOPROST 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 37 73
SURE COMFORT* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

40 98
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. 26, 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.