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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,545Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 60 providers in this state and specialty

$865K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 60 providers in this state and specialty

750 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

5% of this provider’s 612 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

51% of this provider’s 750 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 750 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$619K

2014

$827K

2015

$865K

2016

Number of Claims

12,003

2014

16,116

2015

17,545

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 701

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

169

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
FUROSEMIDE 609

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

2 12
OMEPRAZOLE 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

147

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

154

patients, 21% of all patients

4 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

6 1
METFORMIN HCL 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

135

patients, 18% of all patients

7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

8 11
PREDNISONE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

184

patients, 25% of all patients

9 47
LISINOPRIL 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

10 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

10 5
GABAPENTIN 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

12 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

13 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

14 26
ALPRAZOLAM 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

15 9
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

172

patients, 23% of all patients

A 16 53
CLOPIDOGREL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

18 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

19 45
TRAMADOL HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
AZITHROMYCIN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

A 22 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

23 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

24 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

25 13
TRAZODONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

26 39
AMOXICILLIN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

A 27 136
TAMSULOSIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

28 24
SERTRALINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

29 35
ALLOPURINOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

30 44
CARVEDILOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

31 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

32 43
MIRTAZAPINE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

33 54
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

34 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O 35 21
NYSTATIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 118
ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

37 19
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

A 38 98
GLIPIZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

39 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 101
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O 41 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 50
LORAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

43 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 17
MELOXICAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

46 36
TRADJENTA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 122
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 16
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 49 111
LANTUS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 70
RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 34
XARELTO 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 51 96
FAMOTIDINE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 56
MEMANTINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 63
TIZANIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

55 76
NAMENDA XR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 56 78
DIGOXIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 123
FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 69
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

58 61
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 81
NAPROXEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

60 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 94
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

63 38
MUPIROCIN* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

64 75
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

65 68
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 119
TEMAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 66 14
HEPARIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 68 202
KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

69 271
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 70 103
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 72
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 83
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A 70 163
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 87
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 82
LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 41
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 77 109
DILTIAZEM HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 225
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 Feb. 3, 2017.
  • 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.