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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Dermatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,367Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 532

$373K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 532

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

94% 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

0% of this provider’s 683 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

19% of this provider’s 760 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

2% of this provider’s 683 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 760 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 4%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $140 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 2.


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

$299K

2012

$360K

2013

$413K

2014

$373K

2015

Number of Claims

4,052

2012

4,555

2013

4,634

2014

4,367

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
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

754

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

362

patients, 48% of all patients

1 4
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

408

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

170

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

274

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 251

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

10 4 38
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

229

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

162

patients, 21% of all patients

5 21
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

6 11
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

6 10
CALCIPOTRIENE 164

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

8 39
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

9 2
GENTAMICIN SULFATE

Ophthalmic gentamicin is us... +

Ophthalmic gentamicin is used to treat certain eye infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A 9 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

A 11 24
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

11 17
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

13 9
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

14 23
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

15 14
DESONIDE

Relieves the itching, dryne... +

Relieves the itching, dryness, redness, and swelling caused by skin problems such as atopic dermatitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

16 12
ERYTHROMYCIN*

Treats eye infections. Belo... +

Treats eye infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 17 88
DESOXIMETASONE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

18 29
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

19 34
FLUOROURACIL

Treats cancer of the colon,... +

Treats cancer of the colon, rectum, breast, pancreas, and stomach. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

20 8
IMIQUIMOD 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

21 58
ECONAZOLE NITRATE

Econazole is used to treat ... +

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

22 20
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 Dec. 16, 2010.
  • 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.