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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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9,944Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 221 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$286K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 316 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

302 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% 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

9% of this provider’s 243 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

57% of this provider’s 302 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 302 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

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $38 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$336K

2014

$296K

2015

$286K

2016

Number of Claims

12,952

2014

11,181

2015

9,944

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 630

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

130

patients, 43% of all patients

1 1
GABAPENTIN 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

86

patients, 28% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

71

patients, 24% of all patients

3 5
RANITIDINE HCL 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

74

patients, 25% of all patients

4 4
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

68

patients, 23% of all patients

5 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

6 9
SYNTHROID 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

7 11
LISINOPRIL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

8 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

9 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

10 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

11 19
FUROSEMIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

12 21
CLONAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

13 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

14 6
METFORMIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

15 3
TEMAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

16 28
NABUMETONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

58

patients, 19% of all patients

17 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

18 10
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

19 22
PENTOXIFYLLINE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

20 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

21 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

P 22 57
SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

23 38
TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

24 75
DEXAMETHASONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

69

patients, 23% of all patients

25 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

26 35
CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

27 20
ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

28 17
LACTULOSE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

29 130
CILOSTAZOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

30 55
CLOTRIMAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

31 168
MECLIZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

32 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

33 32
ALPRAZOLAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

34 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

34 133
TRAMADOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

O 34 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

34 27
GLIPIZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

38 15
TOBRAMYCIN* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

39 336
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

40 26
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

41 239
MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

42 64
MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

42 71
MUPIROCIN* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

44 148
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

45 51
METOLAZONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 46 209
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

A 47 34
GALANTAMINE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 47 208
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

A 49 217
IRBESARTAN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 49 36
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

51 78
CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

52 33
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 Dec. 9, 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.