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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,636Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 972 out of 3936

$5.95M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 3936

293 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22% 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

31% of this provider’s 293 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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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

5% of this provider’s 293 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 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$559 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$3.61M

2012

$3.55M

2013

$3.7M

2014

$5.95M

2015

Number of Claims

7,316

2012

7,641

2013

7,920

2014

10,636

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
TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

766

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

87

patients, 30% of all patients

1 157
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

408

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

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

381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

60

patients, 20% of all patients

3 158
PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

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

341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

4 182
ISENTRESS

Treats human immunodeficien... +

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

335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

5 189
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

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

319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

6 210
TIVICAY 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

7 234
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

242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

8 6
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

226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

9 241
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

10 3
DRONABINOL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11 343
INTELENCE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

12 267
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

A 13 103
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

14 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

15 14
TRIUMEQ 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

16 283
ATRIPLA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

17 242
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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

R 18 34
PREZCOBIX 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

19 356
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

20 39
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

21 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

22 13
NEVIRAPINE ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

23 452
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 2
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

25 25
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

25 12
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

27 148
COMPLERA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

28 341
OXANDROLONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 10 29 493
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

30 35
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

31 47
STRIBILD 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

31 294
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 27
REYATAZ 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

34 270
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

A 35 42
EPZICOM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

35 250
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

37 28
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

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

38 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 38 30
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 40 31
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

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

41 24
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

42 7
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 43 124
DEPO-TESTOSTERONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

10 44 610
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 45 1
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

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 45 41
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

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

47 266
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 48 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 49 131
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 49 15
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 51 369
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 52 18
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 53 147
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 53 79
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 55 22
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 55 87
ANDROGEL

Treats low testosterone lev... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

57 363
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 57 55
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 59 252
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

60 54
ROZEREM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 61 590
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 July 22, 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.