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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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18,222Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$627K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

722 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% 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

4% of this provider’s 546 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

47% of this provider’s 722 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 722 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$462K

2014

$494K

2015

$627K

2016

Number of Claims

18,798

2014

18,657

2015

18,222

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 1,153

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

317

patients, 44% of all patients

1 1
GABAPENTIN 893

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

195

patients, 27% of all patients

2 2
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 734

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

226

patients, 31% of all patients

3 22
RANITIDINE HCL 636

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
METFORMIN HCL 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

155

patients, 21% of all patients

6 3
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 566

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

143

patients, 20% of all patients

7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 564

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

8 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

9 18
CLONAZEPAM 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

10 16
SYNTHROID 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

11 11
GLIPIZIDE 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

12 15
SERTRALINE HCL 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

13 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

14 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

15 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

16 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

17 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

18 10
ALPRAZOLAM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

19 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

20 12
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

21 24
NAPROXEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

22 48
CILOSTAZOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

23 55
CLOPIDOGREL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
FAMOTIDINE* 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
DEXAMETHASONE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

27 56
FUROSEMIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

28 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

29 6
MEMANTINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

30 71
AZITHROMYCIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

A 31 34
TEMAZEPAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

33 26
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

A 34 97
HUMULIN N 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 54
GEMFIBROZIL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

36 61
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

37 37
ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

37 17
NABUMETONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

39 31
HUMULIN 70-30 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 45
LISINOPRIL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

41 13
LANTUS 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 66
MECLIZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

43 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

A 45 46
INSULIN SYRINGE* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

46 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 41
PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

46 80
DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 135
LATANOPROST 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 73
LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 95
IRBESARTAN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 53 79
LEVETIRACETAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 121
CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 33
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 56 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 139
CAPTOPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 107
NIFEDIPINE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 118
TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 60 75
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 62 57
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

62 110
PENTOXIFYLLINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 64 42
TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 65 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 19
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 67 43
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 51
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 19, 2014.
  • 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.