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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Dermatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,716Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 532

$539K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 532

1,524 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

0% of this provider’s 1,401 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

5% of this provider’s 1,524 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs 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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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

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $140 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

4 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 2.


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

$524K

2012

$534K

2013

$534K

2014

$539K

2015

Number of Claims

6,306

2012

6,604

2013

6,443

2014

5,716

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
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,441

prescriptions, 25% of all prescriptions

1,272

prescriptions.

493

patients, 32% of all patients

10 1 2
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

773

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

415

patients, 27% of all patients

2 1
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

580

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

280

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

358

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

132

patients, 9% of all patients

4 10
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

300

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

116

patients, 8% of all patients

5 16
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE

Topical clindamycin is used... +

Topical clindamycin is used to treat acne. Source: National Library of Medicine

245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

114

patients, 7% of all patients

A 10 6 13
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

228

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

7 14
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

92

patients, 6% of all patients

A 8 15
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

9 4
FLUOROURACIL

Treats cancer of the colon,... +

Treats cancer of the colon, rectum, breast, pancreas, and stomach. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

107

patients, 7% of all patients

10 8
ECONAZOLE NITRATE

Econazole is used to treat ... +

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

11 20
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

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

86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

12 44
SELENIUM SULFIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

13 70
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

14 11
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

15 34
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

16 6
FINACEA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

10 17 62
HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

18 38
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by fungus. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

18 94
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

A 20 7
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

21 21
CALCIPOTRIENE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

22 39
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 May 4, 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.