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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,897Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$594K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

898 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
3% 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

This information is unavailable.

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Antibiotics

19% of this provider’s 898 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 898 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$570K

2014

$579K

2015

$594K

2016

Number of Claims

10,782

2014

10,367

2015

9,897

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 492

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

150

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

140

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

5 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

6 8
LISINOPRIL 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
OMEPRAZOLE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

9 10
FUROSEMIDE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
ATENOLOL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

11 22
METFORMIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

12 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

13 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

14 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

15 54
ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

16 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

17 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
SERTRALINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

19 25
GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

20 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

21 62
PAROXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

22 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

23 20
ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

24 12
BUSPIRONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

26 31
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

26 82
CLOPIDOGREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

28 14
PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

29 36
ZETIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

30 107
TRAMADOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O 31 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

32 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

34 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 35 24
SYNTHROID 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

35 61
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

37 70
LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 52
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 164
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

38 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

41 50
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

42 29
RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 159
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 Dec. 13, 2013.
  • 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.