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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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7,855Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 237 providers in this state and specialty

$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 237 providers in this state and specialty

197 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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 197 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 60%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 197 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 37%.

Prescription Price

$223 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $657 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$1.66M

2014

$1.61M

2015

$1.75M

2016

Number of Claims

9,015

2014

8,157

2015

7,855

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
RANITIDINE HCL 405

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

63

patients, 32% of all patients

1 41
OMEPRAZOLE 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

54

patients, 27% of all patients

2 7
FLUCONAZOLE 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

45

patients, 23% of all patients

3 68
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

29

patients, 15% of all patients

O 4 36
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 13% of all patients

O 5 65
LISINOPRIL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
ACYCLOVIR 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 15% of all patients

7 40
LORAZEPAM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

8 58
ISENTRESS 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

9 3
DIAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

10 111
FUROSEMIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

11 24
ALPRAZOLAM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

12 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

12 23
SIMVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

14 14
TEMAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

15 32
GENVOYA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

16 9
SUCRALFATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 16% of all patients

17 181
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

18 44
TRUVADA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

19 1
OXYCODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

O 20 103
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

21 45
PREZISTA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

22 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

22 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

24 56
IBUPROFEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

25 55
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

25 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

27 6
GABAPENTIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

28 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

29 11
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

30 35
NORVIR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

31 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

32 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

33 10
CARVEDILOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

34 52
METFORMIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

35 16
ATRIPLA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 35 13
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 27
TRAMADOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 37 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 39 37
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

40 63
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 April 13, 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.