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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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16,051Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 628 providers in this state and specialty

$842K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 628 providers in this state and specialty

468 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

3% of this provider’s 448 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Antibiotics

49% of this provider’s 468 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 468 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$836K

2014

$851K

2015

$842K

2016

Number of Claims

17,821

2014

17,537

2015

16,051

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
OMEPRAZOLE 668

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

124

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 622

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

150

patients, 32% of all patients

2 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

3 8
IBUPROFEN 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

121

patients, 26% of all patients

5 23
FENOFIBRATE* 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

103

patients, 22% of all patients

6 75
LISINOPRIL 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

7 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

8 7
ALPRAZOLAM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

9 10
METFORMIN HCL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

10 5
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

11 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

12 18
FUROSEMIDE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

13 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

14 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

15 38
CLONAZEPAM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

16 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

16 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

18 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

19 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

20 34
CLOPIDOGREL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

21 14
ATENOLOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

22 21
GABAPENTIN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

23 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

24 25
AZITHROMYCIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

121

patients, 26% of all patients

A 25 40
NAPROXEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

26 64
FAMOTIDINE* 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

28 129
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

29 12
PENTOXIFYLLINE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

30 69
MELOXICAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

31 33
VALSARTAN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

32 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

33 28
TEMAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

34 27
SIMVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

36 6
GLIPIZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

37 26
PAROXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 73
GLIPIZIDE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 103
LORAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

40 37
MECLIZINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

41 58
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

41 48
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

43 78
TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 44 20
CRESTOR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 50
MEMANTINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

A 47 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 48 67
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 24
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

50 110
NAMENDA XR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

51 70
SYNTHROID 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

52 77
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 31
PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

54 61
VOLTAREN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

55 42
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

55 79
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

57 43
SERTRALINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 41
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 58 86
CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

58 65
RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

61 17
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 82
WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 62 51
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

64 113
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

64 66
LINZESS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 165
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 67 68
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

67 80
ONGLYZA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 69 241
TRADJENTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 70 127
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 July 8, 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.