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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,854Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

11% of this provider’s 389 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Antibiotics

47% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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

$1.25M

2014

$1.39M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

23,582

2014

23,099

2015

22,854

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,335

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,145

prescriptions.

118

patients, 26% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 664

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

89

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 641

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

98

patients, 22% of all patients

3 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

106

patients, 24% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 620

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

95

patients, 21% of all patients

5 2
NAMENDA XR 569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

6 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

7 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

8 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

9 17
FENTANYL 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

O 10 70
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

10 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

12 18
GABAPENTIN 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

13 10
METFORMIN HCL 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

14 11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

98

patients, 22% of all patients

15 48
OMEPRAZOLE 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

16 6
MIRTAZAPINE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

17 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

18 46
CLOPIDOGREL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

19 20
LYRICA 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

20 71
LORAZEPAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

21 24
TRAMADOL HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

O 22 16
SIMVASTATIN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

23 9
SERTRALINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

24 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

25 29
CARVEDILOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

26 21
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

27 61
CITALOPRAM HBR 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

28 32
TRAZODONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

29 25
LEVEMIR 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

30 88
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 31
HUMALOG 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 103
LEVETIRACETAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 43
OXYCODONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O 34 56
ALPRAZOLAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

35 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

36 13
CLONAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

37 39
ONDANSETRON HCL* 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

38 97
PREDNISONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

38 40
LANTUS 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 66
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O 41 35
RISPERIDONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 42 44
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 85
XARELTO 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

<11 43 60
BACLOFEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 59
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O 46 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

47 69
LACTULOSE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

48 73
VESICARE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 49 128
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

50 82
TOPIRAMATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 121
DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

52 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

A 53 68
AMITIZA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 54 189
GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

54 52
KLOR-CON M20 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

56 154
MEMANTINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

57 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

58 55
BREO ELLIPTA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

59 110
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

60 30
MELOXICAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 33
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

A 62 100
SANTYL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

63 169
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

A 64 58
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 136
HYDROMORPHONE ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 O 66 256
ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

67 34
ACETYLCYSTEINE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 10 67 261
NYSTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

69 87
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 70 159
ROPINIROLE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

71 79
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 O 72 107
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

A 73 115
FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

74 50
BUMETANIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

75 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 49
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

A 76 118
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

78 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 79 95
LATANOPROST 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

79 83
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

81 27
NUEDEXTA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 81 126
NOVOLOG 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

83 90
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 83 23
CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

83 57
PHENOBARBITAL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 86 173
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

87 78
CEFTRIAXONE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

A 88 153
VENLAFAXINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 89 225
SSD 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

89 198
NYSTOP 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

89 215
DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 89 93
CLONIDINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 93 168
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 93 184
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

93 53
TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 96 64
JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 96 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 96 28
TIZANIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

96 91
MIDODRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

100 234
LIDOCAINE HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

101 169
AMIODARONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

101 127
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 Aug. 4, 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.