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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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12,565Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 126 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$350K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 234 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

524 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% 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

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

42% of this provider’s 524 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 524 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$28 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$433K

2014

$440K

2015

$350K

2016

Number of Claims

13,997

2014

12,819

2015

12,565

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 599

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

131

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
RANITIDINE HCL 590

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

142

patients, 27% of all patients

2 4
METFORMIN HCL 554

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

94

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
GABAPENTIN 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

111

patients, 21% of all patients

4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

6 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

99

patients, 19% of all patients

9 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

11 7
LISINOPRIL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

13 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

14 6
ATENOLOL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

15 17
TEMAZEPAM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

16 28
GLIPIZIDE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
TRAMADOL HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

O 18 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

19 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

20 19
CLONAZEPAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

21 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

22 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

23 18
ALPRAZOLAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

25 32
MELOXICAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

26 64
AZITHROMYCIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

108

patients, 21% of all patients

A 27 34
SYNTHROID 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

29 37
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

30 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 26
FAMOTIDINE* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

32 39
MECLIZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

33 49
CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

34 20
FENOFIBRATE* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

35 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

36 40
CARVEDILOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 33
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 38
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 43
LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

A 40 63
PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

41 53
LATANOPROST 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 35
FUROSEMIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 21
HUMULIN 70-30 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 45
NABUMETONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 82
LANSOPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 74
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 41
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

51 232
DICYCLOMINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

52 78
SULINDAC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

52 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 54 69
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 29
BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

56 50
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 57 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A 58 46
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. 12, 2012.
  • 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.