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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,842Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 595 out of 4055

$2.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 4055

632 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

44% of this provider’s 481 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

10% of this provider’s 632 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 481 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

46% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$253 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$396K

2012

$315K

2013

$3.97M

2014

$2.74M

2015

Number of Claims

6,882

2012

6,038

2013

14,095

2014

10,842

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

178

patients, 28% of all patients

1 68
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

129

patients, 20% of all patients

P 2 245
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

3 4
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

130

patients, 21% of all patients

4 255
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

5 29
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

6 112
BUDESONIDE EC 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

118

patients, 19% of all patients

10 7 408
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

8 38
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

9 91
CALCIPOTRIENE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

10 10 387
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

10 154
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

12 1
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

P 13 203
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

14 6
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 34
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

17 8
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

18 71
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

19 9
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

19 72
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

21 3
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

22 500
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

23 186
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

24 222
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

25 19
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

26 179
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 2
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

28 13
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

28 63
ACITRETIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

10 28 480
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

Helps patients who have cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, or digestive disorders digest food. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

28 391
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

32 7
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

32 124
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

34 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 24
LUMIGAN

The eyedrop reduces pressur... +

The eyedrop reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular (eye) hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

36 288
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

37 143
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

38 11
CANASA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

10 39 525
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

40 23
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 41
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

42 267
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

43 123
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

44 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 12
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

46 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 5
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

Lowers the amount of calcium in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

47 364
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 132
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

50 17
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

51 113
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

51 22
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

53 98
VORICONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

10 54 569
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 36
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

55 266
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

55 43
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

58 240
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

P 58 312
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

60 104
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

61 27
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

61 398
MEGACE ES 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

R 10 61 587
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

64 505
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 136
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

65 54
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

67 199
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 68 25
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

68 31
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 July 25, 2016.
  • 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.