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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,398Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 237 providers in this state and specialty

$614K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 136 out of 237 providers in this state and specialty

1,158 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

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

23% of this provider’s 1,158 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 60%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 1,158 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 37%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $657 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$232K

2014

$327K

2015

$614K

2016

Number of Claims

2,792

2014

6,353

2015

9,398

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
LISINOPRIL 613

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

202

patients, 17% of all patients

1 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 440

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

164

patients, 14% of all patients

2 6
METFORMIN HCL 408

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

141

patients, 12% of all patients

3 16
SIMVASTATIN 401

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

4 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

120

patients, 10% of all patients

5 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

109

patients, 9% of all patients

6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

8 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

9 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

10 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

11 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

12 37
ATENOLOL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

13 44
ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

14 64
GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

15 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

16 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

17 84
CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

18 35
TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

O 19 38
CARVEDILOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

20 52
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

21 186
ALPRAZOLAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

22 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

23 72
CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

23 57
TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

25 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

26 115
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

27 33
FUROSEMIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

28 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

28 48
PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

30 97
LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

31 51
SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

32 49
FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

33 96
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

34 154
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O 35 36
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

36 124
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 65
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A 38 101
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 94
MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

38 74
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 Jan. 19, 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.