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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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15,217Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 237 providers in this state and specialty

$3.99M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 237 providers in this state and specialty

696 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

6% of this provider’s 441 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

31% of this provider’s 696 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 60%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 696 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 37%.

Prescription Price

$262 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $657 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$4.16M

2014

$4.9M

2015

$3.99M

2016

Number of Claims

17,162

2014

15,961

2015

15,217

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
LISINOPRIL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

3 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

4 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

O 5 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

6 6
SIMVASTATIN 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

7 14
ALPRAZOLAM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

8 18
GABAPENTIN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

9 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

10 20
GENVOYA 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

11 9
ISENTRESS 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

12 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

13 45
FUROSEMIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

14 24
CLOPIDOGREL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

15 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

16 66
NORVIR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 3% of all patients

17 2
CRESTOR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

18 30
TRUVADA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 3% of all patients

19 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

20 56
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 21 65
FAMOTIDINE* 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

22 90
METFORMIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

23 16
MIRTAZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

24 78
DIAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 111
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

26 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

27 67
FENOFIBRATE* 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 91
CARVEDILOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 52
PREZISTA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

29 4
SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A 32 46
LORAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 58
COMPLERA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 183
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

38 23
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 164
ACYCLOVIR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 40
NAMENDA XR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 41 113
ATRIPLA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 13
LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 75
XARELTO 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 187
DRONABINOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 93
CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 57
PREZCOBIX 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 49 136
FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 79
NIACIN ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 50 191
PROAIR HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 4% of all patients

52 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 48
TEMAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 72
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

A 54 15
LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 58 51
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 44
MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 74
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 201
RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 62 41
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 63 83
CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 85
TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O 65 38
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

66 111
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 31
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 166
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 69 172
ONDANSETRON HCL* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

69 210
MUPIROCIN* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

71 89
STRIBILD 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 34
LACTULOSE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 73 175
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 76
CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

74 107
BUMETANIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 218
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 84
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 99
DEXILANT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 77 220
OXYCODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 80 103
LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 180
REYATAZ 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 82 28
BUSPIRONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 82 182
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 33
BUPROPION XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 85 118
LEVEMIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 85 234
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. 23, 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.