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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Personal Emergency Response Attendant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,964Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 23 providers in this state and specialty

$343K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 23 providers in this state and specialty

321 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

31% of this provider’s 321 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

101 of this provider’s 321 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $35 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$294K

2014

$329K

2015

$343K

2016

Number of Claims

6,784

2014

7,208

2015

6,964

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 353

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

91

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 281

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

2 8
SYNTHROID 255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

3 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

4 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
METFORMIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
ENDOCET 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

O 7 38
SIMVASTATIN 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

8 2
ATENOLOL 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

9 24
CLONAZEPAM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

10 16
ALPRAZOLAM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

11 17
OMEPRAZOLE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

12 5
RANITIDINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

13 6
FUROSEMIDE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

15 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

O 16 29
TRAMADOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

O 18 21
BACLOFEN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

19 37
GLIPIZIDE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

20 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

21 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

22 26
LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 40
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 14
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

25 30
LISINOPRIL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 27 12
LANSOPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 72
JANUMET 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

29 73
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 45
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

31 74
CARVEDILOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 49
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. 9, 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.