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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,158Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1125

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 1125

1,479 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
31% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

27% of this provider’s 457 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 1,479 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 457 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 1,479 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $188 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$1.33M

2012

$1.21M

2013

$1.36M

2014

$1.32M

2015

Number of Claims

18,411

2012

22,945

2013

26,065

2014

28,158

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
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

3,361

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

446

patients, 30% of all patients

10 1 9
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,659

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

273

patients, 18% of all patients

2 23
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

1,601

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

322

patients, 22% of all patients

3 34
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

1,234

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

228

patients, 15% of all patients

4 45
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

1,102

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

192

patients, 13% of all patients

5 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,067

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

210

patients, 14% of all patients

R 6 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,043

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

188

patients, 13% of all patients

P 7 52
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

889

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

173

patients, 12% of all patients

8 41
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine 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), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

819

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

157

patients, 11% of all patients

9 81
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

809

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

169

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

793

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

145

patients, 10% of all patients

11 87
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

729

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

124

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 76
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

729

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

124

patients, 8% of all patients

12 24
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

94

patients, 6% of all patients

14 89
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

15 51
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

94

patients, 6% of all patients

16 218
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

106

patients, 7% of all patients

17 137
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

18 39
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

102

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 19 308
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 152
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), 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

424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

21 96
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

R 22 125
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

23 151
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

24 246
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

25 111
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

26 211
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

27 71
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

28 159
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

29 73
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 227
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

R 31 115
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

32 266
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 240
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

34 206
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 225
PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

Treats the symptoms of certain mental disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 381
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 217
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P 38 249
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

R 39 289
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

R 40 311
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Methylphenidate is used as ... +

Methylphenidate is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

41 479
PRAZOSIN HCL

Prazosin is used alone or i... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

42 474
THIORIDAZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P R 43 535
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

44 202
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

P 45 380
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

46 431
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

R 46 292
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

P 48 460
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER

Lithium is used to treat th... +

Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

49 512
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

50 156
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

51 8
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

52 1
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 53 588
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

54 4
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 405
TRIAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 55 541
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

57 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

58 378
THIOTHIXENE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 59 652
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 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.