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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,768Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$5.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

224 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 28 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

23% of this provider’s 224 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 224 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

48% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$676 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $121 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 6.


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

$2.18M

2014

$3.66M

2015

$5.25M

2016

Number of Claims

4,026

2014

5,673

2015

7,768

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
PREZCOBIX 316

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

39

patients, 17% of all patients

10 1 145
ISENTRESS 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

2 106
DESCOVY 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

51

patients, 23% of all patients

10 3 157
PREZISTA 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

4 91
ATRIPLA 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

5 116
LISINOPRIL 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

33

patients, 15% of all patients

6 1
GENVOYA 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

7 111
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

7 5
TRIUMEQ 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 10% of all patients

9 117
OMEPRAZOLE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

10 2
TIVICAY 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

11 113
NORVIR 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

11 77
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

13 3
GABAPENTIN 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

14 7
INTELENCE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

15 174
ODEFSEY 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

10 16 195
CRESTOR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

17 73
TRUVADA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

17 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 13% of all patients

19 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

20 4
VIREAD 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

21 218
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

22 52
VENTOLIN HFA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 10% of all patients

23 51
PROAIR HFA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

24 71
ACYCLOVIR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 11% of all patients

25 89
SUSTIVA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

26 268
EPZICOM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

27 210
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 28 10
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 29 23
SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

30 31
FENOFIBRATE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 31 88
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 31 135
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 31 96
IBUPROFEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

34 39
EDURANT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 34 285
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 8% of all patients

A 36 72
DOXEPIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

36 246
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

36 17
MIRTAZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 39 61
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 40 196
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 41 14
NEVIRAPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 41 300
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 43 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 44 20
BUPROPION XL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 45 114
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 46 125
COMPLERA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 47 255
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 July 21, 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.