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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,326Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 35 providers in this state and specialty

$844K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 35 providers in this state and specialty

1,079 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,079 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 1,079 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $85 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$617K

2014

$682K

2015

$844K

2016

Number of Claims

12,901

2014

13,802

2015

15,326

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,092

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,005

prescriptions.

210

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 908

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

176

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 772

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

167

patients, 15% of all patients

3 9
CLOPIDOGREL 734

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL 734

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

156

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 731

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 728

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

140

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 645

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

8 6
CARVEDILOL 558

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

9 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

10 18
XARELTO 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

11 15
ATENOLOL 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

12 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

13 17
SOTALOL 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

14 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

15 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

16 35
ELIQUIS 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

17 12
DIGOXIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

18 26
SIMVASTATIN 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

19 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

20 16
OMEPRAZOLE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

21 23
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

22 34
TORSEMIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

23 61
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

24 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

25 14
CRESTOR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

26 19
CLONIDINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

27 37
DILTIAZEM HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

28 77
CHLORTHALIDONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

29 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

30 20
KLOR-CON M20 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

31 203
AMIODARONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

32 22
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

33 41
IRBESARTAN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

34 63
RANEXA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

35 36
MULTAQ 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 36 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

37 67
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

38 105
NIFEDIPINE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

39 38
VERAPAMIL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

40 89
LOVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

41 74
CARTIA XT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

42 54
DIGOX 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

43 46
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 44 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

45 28
TIKOSYN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 45 121
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 45 29
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

48 71
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 49 59
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 49 31
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 9, 2015.
  • 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.