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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Dermatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,140Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 532

$689K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 532

4,010 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

4% of this provider’s 4,010 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

1% of this provider’s 3,764 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

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs *

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $140 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

4 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

$644K

2012

$735K

2013

$625K

2014

$689K

2015

Number of Claims

20,373

2012

19,040

2013

16,523

2014

14,140

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
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

3,176

prescriptions, 22% of all prescriptions

2,933

prescriptions.

1,670

patients, 42% of all patients

10 1 1
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

1,770

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,664

prescriptions.

926

patients, 23% of all patients

10 2 11
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

1,293

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,164

prescriptions.

544

patients, 14% of all patients

10 3 3
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

1,080

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

961

prescriptions.

444

patients, 11% of all patients

4 2
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE

Topical clindamycin is used... +

Topical clindamycin is used to treat acne. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,013

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

888

prescriptions.

505

patients, 13% of all patients

A 10 5 13
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

875

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

435

patients, 11% of all patients

10 6 23
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

852

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

482

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

721

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

325

patients, 8% of all patients

8 14
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

606

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

322

patients, 8% of all patients

9 10
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

161

patients, 4% of all patients

A 10 10 15
HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

95

patients, 2% of all patients

10 11 38
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

68

patients, 2% of all patients

12 24
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

72

patients, 2% of all patients

13 6
TERBINAFINE HCL

Terbinafine is used to trea... +

Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections of the toenail and fingernail. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

100

patients, 2% of all patients

14 42
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

76

patients, 2% of all patients

15 48
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE

Used to treat bacterial inf... +

Used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

74

patients, 2% of all patients

A 16 41
CALCIPOTRIENE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

38

patients, 1% of all patients

17 39
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

86

patients, 2% of all patients

18 21
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

52

patients, 1% of all patients

A 19 7
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

R 20 33
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

21 12
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 1% of all patients

22 44
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

23 9
CORDRAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

10 24 96
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

25 17
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.