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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,336Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 237 providers in this state and specialty

$634K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 134 out of 237 providers in this state and specialty

701 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

9% of this provider’s 701 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 60%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 701 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 37%.

Prescription Price

$41 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

$651K

2014

$685K

2015

$634K

2016

Number of Claims

16,872

2014

16,609

2015

15,336

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
LOVASTATIN 751

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

1 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 602

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

2 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 561

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

3 23
OMEPRAZOLE 556

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

5 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

6 10
METFORMIN HCL 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

7 16
RANITIDINE HCL 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

8 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

9 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

10 6
LISINOPRIL 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
TEMAZEPAM 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

12 32
FUROSEMIDE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

13 24
GABAPENTIN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

14 17
SIMVASTATIN 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

15 14
VOLTAREN 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

16 77
ALPRAZOLAM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

17 18
CLOPIDOGREL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

18 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

19 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

20 72
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

21 20
IBUPROFEN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

22 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

23 22
TRAMADOL HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

O 24 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 56
AMMONIUM LACTATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

26 119
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

27 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 143
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 146
KETOCONAZOLE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

30 92
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 84
MELOXICAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

32 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 116
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 37
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 44
FINASTERIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

37 96
CLONIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 107
MUPIROCIN* 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

39 89
BACLOFEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

39 110
CICLOPIROX* 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

41 158
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A 42 184
GLIPIZIDE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 156
DONEPEZIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 67
VENTOLIN HFA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 80
CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 88
MECLIZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 153
VIAGRA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 150
ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 134
FENOFIBRATE* 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 91
NYSTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

53 140
NAPROXEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 151
GEMFIBROZIL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 135
GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 60
DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 154
DILTIAZEM ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 58 206
JANUMET 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 59 175
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 60 117
WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 61
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

62 127
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 13, 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.