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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,995Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 1125

$7.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1125

214 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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 provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 214 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

11 of this provider’s 78 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 214 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$499 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $188 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

75 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

$3.65M

2012

$4.64M

2013

$6.49M

2014

$7.98M

2015

Number of Claims

7,998

2012

11,898

2013

14,732

2014

15,995

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
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

1,269

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

134

patients, 63% of all patients

10 1 192
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

45

patients, 21% of all patients

2 6
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

45

patients, 21% of all patients

3 243
EPZICOM 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

53

patients, 25% of all patients

10 4 252
NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 15% of all patients

5 154
TIVICAY 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

35

patients, 16% of all patients

6 267
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

41

patients, 19% of all patients

7 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

8 98
REYATAZ 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

9 279
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

10 341
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

11 147
INTELENCE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

12 328
TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

13 170
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

14 5
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

15 10
LAMIVUDINE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

10 16 387
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

17 73
COMPLERA 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

10 18 354
SELZENTRY 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

10 19 409
TRIUMEQ 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

20 377
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

21 83
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

22 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

23 4
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

23 51
ATRIPLA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

23 242
PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

26 182
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

26 16
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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

28 1
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

29 21
ISENTRESS

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

29 228
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

31 3
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

32 169
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE

Used to treat symptoms of l... +

Used to treat symptoms of low testosterone in men who do not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

33 232
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

34 13
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

35 45
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

36 36
NEVIRAPINE ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

10 37 529
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

38 14
SUSTIVA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

39 407
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 R 40 115
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

O 41 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

42 28
LEXIVA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 10 42 487
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

44 38
ABACAVIR-LAMIVUDINE-ZIDOVUDINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 10 45 553
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 45 15
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 47 8
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

48 138
KALETRA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 49 418
LAMIVUDINE-ZIDOVUDINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 50 448
NEVIRAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 51 567
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

52 180
ACARBOSE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 52 454
XIFAXAN

Treats traveler's diarrhea ... +

Treats traveler's diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 A 54 491
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 54 172
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

O 56 60
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

R 57 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 A 57 107
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

59 258
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 60 150
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 61 34
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 61 108
ANDROGEL

Treats low testosterone lev... +

Treats low testosterone levels when your body does not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 63 349
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 64 61
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 65 244
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 66 24
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O 67 84
INVIRASE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 10 68 620
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 68 46
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 70 117
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 70 39
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 70 92
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 73 229
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 74 69
ZENPEP 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 75 468
RIBAVIRIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

75 631
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

Helps patients who have cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, or digestive disorders digest food. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 77 298
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 77 206
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 79 76
ISONIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 79 647
VIREAD 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 79 323
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 82 353
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 June 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.