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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,483Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 237 providers in this state and specialty

$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 237 providers in this state and specialty

753 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

41% of this provider’s 753 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 60%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 753 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 37%.

Prescription Price

$167 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $657 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$1.47M

2014

$1.61M

2015

$1.75M

2016

Number of Claims

9,123

2014

9,594

2015

10,483

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
LISINOPRIL 591

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

156

patients, 21% of all patients

1 5
SIMVASTATIN 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

2 14
ALPRAZOLAM 384

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

3 18
OMEPRAZOLE 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

4 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

O 5 36
METFORMIN HCL 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

6 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

7 11
ATENOLOL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

8 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

9 22
FUROSEMIDE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

10 24
TEMAZEPAM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

11 32
MEROPENEM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 10 12 120
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

13 20
GABAPENTIN 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

14 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

15 56
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 17 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

18 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

19 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

19 115
CLOPIDOGREL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

21 35
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

A 22 15
GEMFIBROZIL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

23 135
ATRIPLA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

24 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 61
TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 38
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

A 27 129
LOVASTATIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

28 51
TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

29 43
CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

30 52
MELOXICAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

31 74
VIREAD 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 31 62
ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 64
SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 49
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 188
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

36 48
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 37 189
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 84
AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A 39 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

40 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 42
TIZANIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

42 142
OXYCODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O 43 103
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A 44 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 23
ISENTRESS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 45 3
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 37
TRUVADA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

48 1
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 49 46
MORPHINE SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 O 50 220
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 107
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 52 101
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

52 80
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 54 67
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 March 1, 2018.
  • 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.