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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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27,674Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$989K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

749 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

2% of this provider’s 721 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

25% of this provider’s 749 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 749 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $121 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$598K

2014

$760K

2015

$989K

2016

Number of Claims

15,961

2014

22,814

2015

27,674

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
FOLIC ACID 1,446

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,403

prescriptions.

195

patients, 26% of all patients

10 1 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,166

prescriptions.

279

patients, 37% of all patients

2 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,017

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

992

prescriptions.

139

patients, 19% of all patients

3 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 945

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

924

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

4 11
EASY TOUCH ALCOHOL PREP PADS 811

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

764

prescriptions.

139

patients, 19% of all patients

10 5 105
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 737

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 717

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

7 25
OMEPRAZOLE 682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

8 2
FENOFIBRATE* 638

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

9 88
GABAPENTIN 610

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

10 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

11 3
MECLIZINE HCL 593

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

12 66
FAMOTIDINE* 588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

13 50
MEMANTINE HCL 575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

14 68
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

15 10
VIAGRA 558

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

16 85
METFORMIN HCL 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

17 6
IBUPROFEN 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

18 39
ATENOLOL 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

19 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

20 14
RANITIDINE HCL 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

21 30
CLOPIDOGREL 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

22 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

23 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

24 9
PENTOXIFYLLINE 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

25 130
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

26 44
LISINOPRIL 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

27 1
TAMSULOSIN HCL 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

28 17
VOLTAREN 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

29 58
SIMVASTATIN 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

30 8
FUROSEMIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

31 13
CILOSTAZOL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

32 156
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

33 60
CLONIDINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

35 24
EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

10 36 214
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

37 84
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

38 46
CARVEDILOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

39 21
TRAZODONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

40 23
VITAMIN D2 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

41 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 115
BUSPIRONE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 62
GLIPIZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

44 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

45 12
CICLOPIROX* 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

46 86
CHLORTHALIDONE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 242
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

48 18
ALLOPURINOL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 54
JANUVIA 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 93
CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 27
DICYCLOMINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 81
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 53 248
LANSOPRAZOLE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 203
LATANOPROST 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 178
VENTOLIN HFA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 29
LOVASTATIN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

58 59
FENOFIBRATE* 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 125
BACLOFEN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

60 40
RIVASTIGMINE* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 261
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 261
FINASTERIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 56
MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

64 16
KETOCONAZOLE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

65 28
NIFEDIPINE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 104
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

67 120
AZITHROMYCIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

A 68 15
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

69 102
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 52
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 133
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

72 103
GLIMEPIRIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 35
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 134
PROCTOZONE-HC 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 76 288
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 76 152
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 204
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 289
GLIPIZIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

80 185
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 80 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 80 181
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 83 293
LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 84 153
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

85 187
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 110
AMMONIUM LACTATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 154
NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

88 190
LACTULOSE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 129
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 20
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 90 75
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 29, 2008.
  • 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.