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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,250Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 103 out of 1125

$11.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1125

131 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

51% of this provider’s 131 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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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

40% of this provider’s 131 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

42% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$1396 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $188 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$3.63M

2012

$4.91M

2013

$7.26M

2014

$11.5M

2015

Number of Claims

7,738

2012

9,069

2013

9,502

2014

8,250

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
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

50

patients, 38% of all patients

1 9
TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

38

patients, 29% of all patients

2 170
PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

37

patients, 28% of all patients

3 182
NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

36

patients, 27% of all patients

4 154
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE

Used to treat symptoms of l... +

Used to treat symptoms of low testosterone in men who do not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

44

patients, 34% of all patients

10 5 232
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

214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 21% of all patients

6 192
STRIBILD 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

30

patients, 23% of all patients

7 291
SEROSTIM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

24

patients, 18% of all patients

10 8 479
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

152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

24

patients, 18% of all patients

9 1
SAIZEN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 14% of all patients

10 10 505
ISENTRESS

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 17% of all patients

11 228
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 15% of all patients

12 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 12% of all patients

R 13 42
ANADROL-50 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

24

patients, 18% of all patients

10 14 538
ANASTROZOLE

Treats certain types of bre... +

Treats certain types of breast cancer in women who have stopped menstruating (postmenopausal). Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 16% of all patients

15 134
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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

18

patients, 14% of all patients

16 51
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 13% of all patients

17 4
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 13% of all patients

18 137
INTELENCE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 11% of all patients

19 328
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 12% of all patients

A 20 107
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 14% of all patients

21 218
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 30
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 11% of all patients

21 70
DRONABINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 15% of all patients

24 559
ANDROGEL

Treats low testosterone lev... +

Treats low testosterone levels when your body does not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 11% of all patients

25 349
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 13% of all patients

26 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 16% of all patients

O 27 12
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

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 10% of all patients

28 15
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 11% of all patients

29 61
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 11% of all patients

O 30 110
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

31 24
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 11% of all patients

32 244
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

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 11% of all patients

33 78
VIAGRA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 34 145
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

29

patients, 22% of all patients

A 35 67
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 36 135
OXANDROLONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 37 613
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

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

38 66
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 39 221
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 40 29
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

40 5
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 42 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 42 142
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

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 44 31
VIREAD 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 45 323
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 June 27, 2013.
  • 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.