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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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22,804Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$683K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

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

3% 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

0% of this provider’s 398 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

36% of this provider’s 715 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 715 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$517K

2014

$551K

2015

$683K

2016

Number of Claims

16,444

2014

19,057

2015

22,804

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 1,429

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,055

prescriptions.

195

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,295

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

220

patients, 31% of all patients

2 5
METFORMIN HCL 1,148

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

149

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
RANITIDINE HCL 978

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

170

patients, 24% of all patients

4 4
GABAPENTIN 953

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

168

patients, 23% of all patients

5 2
SYNTHROID 915

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

6 11
GLIPIZIDE 727

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

7 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 718

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 697

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 692

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

10 6
LISINOPRIL 570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

11 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 546

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

14 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

15 18
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

16 22
NABUMETONE 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

17 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

19 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

20 25
TRAMADOL HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

O 21 23
IRBESARTAN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

22 36
FUROSEMIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 21
HUMULIN 70-30 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

24 45
CAPTOPRIL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 107
TEMAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

26 28
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

26 37
ATENOLOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

28 17
CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 32
LANTUS 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

31 29
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 43
CLONAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

33 16
FENOFIBRATE* 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

35 66
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

38 47
MECLIZINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

39 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

A 40 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 27
CARVEDILOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 33
SURE COMFORT* 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 98
NAPROXEN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

44 48
FINASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 60
HUMULIN N 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 54
INSULIN SYRINGE* 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 77
DONEPEZIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 35
FENOFIBRATE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 93
RALOXIFENE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 50 105
PENTOXIFYLLINE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 42
AMOXICILLIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

A 52 166
VERAPAMIL ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 40
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 3% of all patients

54 92
ETODOLAC 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

56 111
TIZANIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

57 62
SULINDAC 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 102
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 85
NIFEDIPINE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 61 118
TOPIRAMATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 63 309
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 30
CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 63 87
CILOSTAZOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 66 55
ETODOLAC ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 119
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 68 84
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 108
SURE COMFORT* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 100
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 71 51
FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 72 39
ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 73 68
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 74 34
BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

75 50
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

75 72
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 April 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.