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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,780Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 628 providers in this state and specialty

$793K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 628 providers in this state and specialty

677 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

3% of this provider’s 607 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 677 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 677 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$25 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$776K

2014

$751K

2015

$793K

2016

Number of Claims

22,055

2014

27,767

2015

31,780

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 2,469

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

2,303

prescriptions.

273

patients, 40% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,583

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,496

prescriptions.

184

patients, 27% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 1,549

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,435

prescriptions.

183

patients, 27% of all patients

3 5
SIMVASTATIN 955

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

933

prescriptions.

119

patients, 18% of all patients

4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 934

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

842

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 882

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

847

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
TEMAZEPAM 881

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

835

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

7 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 869

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

798

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

10 8 47
ATENOLOL 794

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

9 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 731

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

10 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 701

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

11 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 603

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

12 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

13 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

14 11
LISINOPRIL 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

14 2
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

10 16 190
FUROSEMIDE 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

17 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

18 31
LORAZEPAM 434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

19 37
ALPRAZOLAM 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

20 10
GABAPENTIN 397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

21 9
LANSOPRAZOLE 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

22 101
TAMSULOSIN HCL 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

23 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

24 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

24 28
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

26 78
CARVEDILOL 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

27 24
VIAGRA 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

28 60
IBUPROFEN 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

29 23
RANITIDINE HCL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

30 17
FAMOTIDINE* 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

31 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

32 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

33 12
CLOPIDOGREL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

35 18
PAROXETINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

36 73
ALLOPURINOL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

37 43
PENTOXIFYLLINE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

38 69
LANTUS 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

39 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

40 22
VENTOLIN HFA 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

41 52
MECLIZINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

42 58
TRAMADOL HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

O 43 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

44 45
CLONAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

45 29
MELOXICAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

45 33
NAPROXEN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

47 64
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 113
VOLTAREN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

49 42
SERTRALINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 41
AMMONIUM LACTATE 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

51 76
CITALOPRAM HBR 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

52 53
FOLIC ACID 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

53 46
PROCTOZONE-HC 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

54 205
LACTULOSE 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

55 83
IRBESARTAN 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 124
GLIPIZIDE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 26
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

58 110
SPIRONOLACTONE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 117
SURE COMFORT* 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 150
AZITHROMYCIN 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

A 61 40
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

62 114
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 129
ELIQUIS 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 158
SYMBICORT 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

65 72
SURE COMFORT* 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 224
VALSARTAN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 63
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 74
MEMANTINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 70 95
CICLOPIROX* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 111
FINASTERIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 66
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 73 56
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

74 79
GLIPIZIDE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 74 103
NIFEDIPINE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 76 87
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 76 138
KETOCONAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 88
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

79 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 79 67
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 81 172
WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 82 51
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 83 105
DIGOX 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 83 268
CHLORTHALIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 85 137
LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 86 49
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 87 65
CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 121
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 89 142
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 80
LATANOPROST 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 112
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 92 77
CILOSTAZOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 92 104
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 Jan. 19, 2011.
  • 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.