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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,248Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 497

$689K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 129 out of 497

611 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

42% of this provider’s 611 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

6% of this provider’s 492 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 611 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 53%. This is far fewer than peers.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $301 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$486K

2012

$537K

2013

$552K

2014

$689K

2015

Number of Claims

9,662

2012

8,582

2013

8,919

2014

9,248

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
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

1 17
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

177

patients, 29% of all patients

2 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

3 18
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

303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

4 11
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

302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

5 13
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

6 20
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

275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

7 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

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

257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

8 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

9 22
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

10 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

O 11 54
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

212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

12 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

13 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

130

patients, 21% of all patients

A 14 39
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

163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

15 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

16 7
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

17 34
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

18 9
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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

18 43
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

20 72
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

21 64
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

22 2
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 5
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 38
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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

25 101
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O 25 44
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 45
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 132
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

29 75
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 59
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

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

31 68
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

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

32 4
ANORO ELLIPTA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 29
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) 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

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 186
BREO ELLIPTA

Treats asthma in patients n... +

Treats asthma in patients not adequately controlled a long-term asthma medicine and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 10
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

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 87
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

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

36 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 36
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

39 134
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 73
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 90
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

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 71
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 200
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

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 98
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

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 48
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

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 62
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 110
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 49 8
FINASTERIDE

Treats an enlarged prostate... +

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 159
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 Sept. 7, 2012.
  • 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.