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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,399Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 237 providers in this state and specialty

$4.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 237 providers in this state and specialty

290 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

70% of this provider’s 290 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 60%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 290 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

47% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 37%.

Prescription Price

$578 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $657 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$3.78M

2014

$4.61M

2015

$4.86M

2016

Number of Claims

7,632

2014

8,100

2015

8,399

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
TRUVADA 464

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
TIVICAY 407

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

2 8
ISENTRESS 309

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

3 3
NORVIR 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

4 2
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

A 5 19
TRIUMEQ 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

6 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

7 10
PREZISTA 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

8 4
EPZICOM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

9 26
ACYCLOVIR 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

10 40
INTELENCE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

11 29
VALACYCLOVIR 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

12 50
LISINOPRIL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

13 5
CRESTOR 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

14 30
PREZCOBIX 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

15 25
PROAIR HFA 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 10% of all patients

16 63
SELZENTRY 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

17 86
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

18 33
REYATAZ 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

19 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

20 6
ALPRAZOLAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

21 18
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

A 22 129
AZITHROMYCIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

56

patients, 19% of all patients

A 23 27
FLUCONAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

24 68
SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

25 49
EVOTAZ 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 167
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

27 39
PREDNISONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

28 97
OMEPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 29 7
METFORMIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 30 16
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 30 79
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 32 11
KALETRA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 71
ABACAVIR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 34 81
ATRIPLA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 34 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 36 45
ANDROGEL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 37 95
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 6% of all patients

38 111
EDURANT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 38 145
GABAPENTIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

40 17
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 May 26, 2017.
  • 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.