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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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11,233Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 237 providers in this state and specialty

$5.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 237 providers in this state and specialty

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

65% 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

14% of this provider’s 555 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 60%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 555 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 37%.

Prescription Price

$489 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $657 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$4.86M

2014

$5.22M

2015

$5.5M

2016

Number of Claims

15,745

2014

15,065

2015

11,233

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
GENVOYA 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

10 1 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

2 6
CRESTOR 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

103

patients, 19% of all patients

3 30
OMEPRAZOLE 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
TRIUMEQ 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

5 12
NORVIR 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

6 2
PREZISTA 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

7 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
LISINOPRIL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

11 31
ALPRAZOLAM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

12 18
ISENTRESS 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

13 3
GABAPENTIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

14 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

15 10
TIVICAY 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

16 8
ZETIA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

17 131
METFORMIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

19 39
FENOFIBRATE* 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

20 91
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

21 20
LORAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

22 58
INTELENCE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

23 29
TRUVADA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 1
ODEFSEY 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

10 24 82
ACYCLOVIR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 40
SELZENTRY 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 27 86
ABACAVIR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 81
VIREAD 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 62
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 66
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 4% of all patients

A 30 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 22
IBUPROFEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 55
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

34 111
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 37
COMPLERA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 54
TEMAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 32
PREZCOBIX 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 25
REYATAZ 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 28
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 197
DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 99
PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 63
FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 172
AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A 44 27
TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 38
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 79
SYMBICORT 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 47 133
FUROSEMIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 24
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 75
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 59
DRONABINOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 50 93
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 23
MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 74
EPZICOM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 26
EDURANT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 145
ATRIPLA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 55 13
NIFEDIPINE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 123
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 48
SIMVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

58 14
RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 60 228
DAPSONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 60 228
CLOPIDOGREL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 35
CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 62 52
OXYCODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 64 103
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 5, 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.