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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,677Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 628 providers in this state and specialty

$667K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 628 providers in this state and specialty

406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

42% of this provider’s 406 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 406 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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

$803K

2014

$784K

2015

$667K

2016

Number of Claims

22,827

2014

20,471

2015

19,677

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,208

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

983

prescriptions.

177

patients, 44% of all patients

1 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,148

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

981

prescriptions.

156

patients, 38% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 890

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

130

patients, 32% of all patients

3 1
GABAPENTIN 824

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

127

patients, 31% of all patients

4 9
METFORMIN HCL 657

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

95

patients, 23% of all patients

5 5
HYDRALAZINE HCL 607

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

83

patients, 20% of all patients

6 106
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

7 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

78

patients, 19% of all patients

8 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

78

patients, 19% of all patients

9 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

10 16
LISINOPRIL 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

11 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

12 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

13 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

14 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

15 31
CHLORTHALIDONE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

16 137
SERTRALINE HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

16 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

18 28
CLOPIDOGREL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

19 14
FAMOTIDINE* 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

20 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

21 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

22 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

23 7
FUROSEMIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

24 13
UNIFINE PENTIPS 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

25 189
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

26 90
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

27 47
CICLOPIROX* 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

28 221
CARVEDILOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

29 24
TRADJENTA 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

30 127
AMMONIUM LACTATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

31 76
VENTOLIN HFA 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

32 52
LATANOPROST 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

33 112
VIAGRA 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

34 60
BACLOFEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

35 44
RANITIDINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

36 17
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

37 217
SIMVASTATIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 6
ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 21
NIFEDIPINE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

40 87
NIFEDICAL XL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 182
LUMIGAN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

42 185
MECLIZINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

42 58
PROAIR HFA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

44 82
TRAZODONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

45 36
AZITHROMYCIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

79

patients, 19% of all patients

A 46 40
CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 65
LANSOPRAZOLE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 101
GLIPIZIDE ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 103
CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 50 372
VOLTAREN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

51 42
LACTULOSE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

52 83
LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

52 49
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

54 153
SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 55 117
MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

56 33
VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 57 63
ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 43
BENZONATATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

59 229
KETOCONAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

59 88
VITAMIN D2 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

61 35
GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 62 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 62 80
PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

62 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 62 97
WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 66 51
COMBIGAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 67 316
CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 68 53
TERAZOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 68 252
NAMENDA XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 70 70
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 70 45
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 June 18, 2011.
  • 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.