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MIGUEL VELAZQUEZ VALLE M.D.

CALLE SAN ANTONIO FINAL #941 SALIDA BARRIO JAGUAS GURABO COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

Gurabo | Puerto Rico | 00778

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,027Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$639K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
413 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$517K

2014

$682K

2015

$639K

2016

Number of Claims

17,201

2014

17,445

2015

15,027

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.

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
RANITIDINE HCL 798

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

112

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 689

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

141

patients, 34% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 636

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

105

patients, 25% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

105

patients, 25% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

SYNTHROID 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

81

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

LANTUS 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

HUMULIN N 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

DILTIAZEM ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMULIN R 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

NAPROXEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LATANOPROST 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ONGLYZA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

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 March 1, 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.