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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,016Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$4.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

159 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 46 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

38% of this provider’s 159 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 159 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$575 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $121 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 6.


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

$1.91M

2014

$3.46M

2015

$4.03M

2016

Number of Claims

4,794

2014

6,726

2015

7,016

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
TIVICAY 441

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

55

patients, 35% of all patients

10 1 113
TRUVADA 336

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

58

patients, 36% of all patients

2 70
NORVIR 326

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

52

patients, 33% of all patients

3 77
PREZISTA 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

46

patients, 29% of all patients

4 91
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 246

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 22% of all patients

5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 21% of all patients

6 5
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 25% of all patients

7 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 14% of all patients

8 32
TRIUMEQ 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 16% of all patients

9 117
GABAPENTIN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 14% of all patients

10 7
GENVOYA 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 18% of all patients

11 111
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 13% of all patients

12 9
ACYCLOVIR 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

25

patients, 16% of all patients

13 89
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

13 20
LISINOPRIL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 16% of all patients

15 1
DESCOVY 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 15% of all patients

16 157
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 14% of all patients

A 17 72
METFORMIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

18 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

19 10
ODEFSEY 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

20 195
PROAIR HFA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 16% of all patients

21 71
ISENTRESS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 14% of all patients

22 106
VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

23 51
ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

24 54
ZETIA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 25 168
AZITHROMYCIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 13% of all patients

A 26 15
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

27 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 28 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

29 14
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 96
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

31 29
ABACAVIR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 32 253
FUROSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

33 13
OMEPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 33 2
REYATAZ 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 35 225
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.