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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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9,883Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 223 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

$418K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 165 out of 1525 providers in this state and specialty

401 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% 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

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

38% of this provider’s 401 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 401 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$42 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

$461K

2014

$478K

2015

$418K

2016

Number of Claims

18,998

2014

18,916

2015

9,883

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 608

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

187

patients, 47% of all patients

1 1
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 477

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

117

patients, 29% of all patients

2 12
GABAPENTIN 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

134

patients, 33% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

75

patients, 19% of all patients

4 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

118

patients, 29% of all patients

5 6
METFORMIN HCL 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

6 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

81

patients, 20% of all patients

7 19
CLONAZEPAM 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

8 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

9 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

11 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

12 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

13 9
RANITIDINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

14 4
TEMAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

15 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

121

patients, 30% of all patients

16 47
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

121

patients, 30% of all patients

17 83
PREDNISONE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

124

patients, 31% of all patients

18 53
GLIPIZIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

19 15
ALPRAZOLAM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

20 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

21 40
LANSOPRAZOLE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

22 74
OMEPRAZOLE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

23 5
ETODOLAC ER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

85

patients, 21% of all patients

24 119
FINASTERIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

25 60
CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

26 33
TIZANIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

27 62
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

O 28 90
FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

29 44
AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

79

patients, 20% of all patients

A 30 34
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

31 43
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

32 104
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

33 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

34 26
CILOSTAZOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

35 55
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

36 37
LISINOPRIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

37 13
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

38 85
LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

39 29
ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 17
CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 20
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

42 117
DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

43 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

A 44 46
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 Nov. 13, 2007.
  • 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.