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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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22,063Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1253 providers in this state and specialty

$963K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 1253 providers in this state and specialty

653 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

26% of this provider’s 653 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 653 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$44 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

$60.5K

2014

$518K

2015

$963K

2016

Number of Claims

1,554

2014

14,030

2015

22,063

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 1,657

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,569

prescriptions.

290

patients, 44% of all patients

1 25
OMEPRAZOLE 1,078

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

989

prescriptions.

169

patients, 26% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 820

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

144

patients, 22% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 694

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
METFORMIN HCL 681

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
SIMVASTATIN 678

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 619

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

7 20
LISINOPRIL 609

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

8 1
FOLIC ACID 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

9 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
ATENOLOL 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

12 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

13 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

14 29
GLIPIZIDE 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

15 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

17 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

18 23
VIAGRA 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

19 75
GABAPENTIN 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

20 8
RANITIDINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

21 27
VOLTAREN 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

22 77
FENOFIBRATE* 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

23 73
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

24 74
GEMFIBROZIL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

25 96
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

26 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

27 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

28 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 44
CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

30 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

31 14
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

32 135
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

33 110
IBUPROFEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

34 35
ALLOPURINOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 49
FUROSEMIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

36 10
TRAZODONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

37 22
PROAIR HFA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

38 58
FENOFIBRATE* 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

39 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 86
JANUVIA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 109
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 127
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 42
CLOPIDOGREL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 19
SERTRALINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 30
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

47 166
MECLIZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

47 81
CRESTOR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 80
KETOCONAZOLE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

50 52
UNIFINE PENTIPS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 250
DONEPEZIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 93
VALSARTAN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 113
VENTOLIN HFA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 40
CHLORTHALIDONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 56 107
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 13
MEMANTINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 65
FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 58 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 118
CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 38
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 95
PENTOXIFYLLINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 99
AMMONIUM LACTATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

64 53
ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 218
EPLERENONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 335
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 67 34
BENAZEPRIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 67 140
LANSOPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 150
FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 69 66
INSULIN SYRINGE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 69 217
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 170
NIFEDIPINE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 73 85
CICLOPIROX* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 76
SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

75 66
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 169
MUPIROCIN* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

76 54
ATROVENT HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 349
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 79 21
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 79 191
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 208
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 81 39
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A 83 51
CICLOPIROX* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 258
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 84 124
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 86 62
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 28, 2018.
  • 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.