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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,504Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1253 providers in this state and specialty

$474K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 1253 providers in this state and specialty

697 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

3% of this provider’s 672 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

47% of this provider’s 697 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 697 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$20 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

2014

$193K

2015

$474K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

8,882

2015

23,504

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
VITAMIN D2 1,840

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,777

prescriptions.

264

patients, 38% of all patients

1 25
SIMVASTATIN 1,341

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,315

prescriptions.

208

patients, 30% of all patients

2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 1,239

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,206

prescriptions.

192

patients, 28% of all patients

3 3
FOLIC ACID 1,041

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

991

prescriptions.

147

patients, 21% of all patients

4 33
GABAPENTIN 888

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

139

patients, 20% of all patients

5 8
LISINOPRIL 795

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

6 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 651

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

7 9
METFORMIN HCL 620

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
RANITIDINE HCL 618

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

9 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

10 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

11 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

12 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

13 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

14 23
FUROSEMIDE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

15 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

16 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
GEMFIBROZIL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

18 96
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

19 2
CICLOPIROX* 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

20 76
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

21 45
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

22 20
VIAGRA 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

23 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

24 26
CHLORTHALIDONE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

25 107
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 11
TRAZODONE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

27 22
GLIPIZIDE ER 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

28 116
CLOPIDOGREL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

29 19
GLIPIZIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

30 24
PENTOXIFYLLINE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

31 99
ALLOPURINOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 49
ATENOLOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

34 98
LANSOPRAZOLE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 150
BREO ELLIPTA 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

36 174
BENZONATATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

37 165
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

A 38 51
CARVEDILOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 17
BACLOFEN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

125

patients, 18% of all patients

40 46
MIRTAZAPINE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

41 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

42 14
KETOCONAZOLE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

43 52
VENTOLIN HFA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

44 40
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

45 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 32
IBUPROFEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

47 35
FENOFIBRATE* 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 73
SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 30
LATANOPROST 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 156
AMMONIUM LACTATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

51 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 42
MECLIZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

53 81
NAPROXEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

54 111
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 74
FAMOTIDINE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 66
AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

A 57 15
LANTUS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 62
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

59 110
FINASTERIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 69
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 144
PROAIR HFA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

A 63 43
VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 113
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 21
CLONIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 66 78
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 184
DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 56
GLIPIZIDE XL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

69 130
MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

69 28
AMOXICILLIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A 71 89
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

71 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 38
BUSPIRONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 74 64
LABETALOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 75 221
NIFEDIPINE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 75 85
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 77 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A 77 71
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 79 170
WARFARIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 80 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 93
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 Jan. 28, 2016.
  • 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.