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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,324Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 628 providers in this state and specialty

$799K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 628 providers in this state and specialty

813 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

4% of this provider’s 795 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Antibiotics

22% of this provider’s 813 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 813 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$26 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$152K

2014

$518K

2015

$799K

2016

Number of Claims

3,925

2014

22,384

2015

31,324

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
OMEPRAZOLE 2,297

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,254

prescriptions.

283

patients, 35% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 2,023

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,004

prescriptions.

242

patients, 30% of all patients

2 6
LISINOPRIL 1,451

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,446

prescriptions.

178

patients, 22% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 1,230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,216

prescriptions.

144

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
VITAMIN D2 1,008

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,003

prescriptions.

164

patients, 20% of all patients

5 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 949

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

949

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 864

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

859

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
GEMFIBROZIL 785

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

10 8 99
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 739

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

9 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 705

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

10 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 642

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

11 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

12 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

13 4
VIAGRA 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

14 60
TEMAZEPAM 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

15 15
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

16 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

17 31
CLOPIDOGREL 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

18 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 469

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

19 11
CHLORTHALIDONE 443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

20 137
ATENOLOL 413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
RANITIDINE HCL 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

22 17
GLIPIZIDE 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

23 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

24 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

24 28
GABAPENTIN 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

26 9
IBUPROFEN 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

27 23
FUROSEMIDE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

28 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

29 53
MECLIZINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

30 58
GLIMEPIRIDE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

31 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

31 18
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

10 33 171
VENTOLIN HFA 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

34 52
LUMIGAN 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

35 185
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

35 79
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

35 90
SERTRALINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

38 41
MIRTAZAPINE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

39 71
ALLOPURINOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

40 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

41 22
TRAZODONE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

42 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

44 47
CARVEDILOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 24
VALSARTAN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 63
AMMONIUM LACTATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

47 76
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

48 78
NIFEDIPINE ER 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

48 87
ALPRAZOLAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

50 10
MEMANTINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 54
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 53 67
WARFARIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 51
BUSPIRONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 119
ALPHAGAN P 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 311
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 261
KETOCONAZOLE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 88
SPIRONOLACTONE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 117
ADVAIR DISKUS 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 80
SYMBICORT 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 72
FAMOTIDINE* 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 55
LATANOPROST 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

63 112
LABETALOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 63 176
CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

65 29
CLONIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 66 65
PROAIR HFA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

67 82
PAROXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

69 27
CICLOPIROX* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

70 111
FOLIC ACID 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 46
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 259
BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

72 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 74 34
DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 75 134
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 76 164
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 77 126
LANTUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 78 129
BENZONATATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

80 229
RISPERIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 P 81 108
LANSOPRAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 82 101
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A 83 40
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 83 66
CAPTOPRIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 85 422
COMBIGAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 316
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 87 97
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 88 85
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. 15, 2015.
  • 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.