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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,413Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 55 providers in this state and specialty

$2.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 55 providers in this state and specialty

1,403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

5% of this provider’s 915 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

16% of this provider’s 1,403 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

80% of this provider’s 1,403 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 76%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $90 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$2.16M

2014

$2.47M

2015

$2.62M

2016

Number of Claims

27,026

2014

31,941

2015

35,413

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,599

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,604

prescriptions.

398

patients, 28% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE HCL 1,836

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

254

patients, 18% of all patients

O 2 4
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 1,640

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

229

patients, 16% of all patients

O 3 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,525

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

279

patients, 20% of all patients

O 4 2
GABAPENTIN 951

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

193

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
FUROSEMIDE 879

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

6 30
ALPRAZOLAM 754

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

126

patients, 9% of all patients

7 16
FENTANYL 737

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

123

patients, 9% of all patients

O 8 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 695

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

9 38
TRAMADOL HCL 679

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

151

patients, 11% of all patients

O 10 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 662

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

99

patients, 7% of all patients

11 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

12 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 511

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

13 46
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 487

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

O 14 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 449

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

15 49
TIZANIDINE HCL 445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

108

patients, 8% of all patients

16 6
MIRTAZAPINE 428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

17 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

18 51
LISINOPRIL 425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

19 52
OXYCONTIN 416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 9
MORPHINE SULFATE 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

O 21 15
DIAZEPAM 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

22 17
TRAZODONE HCL 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

23 34
LYRICA 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

24 11
SERTRALINE HCL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

25 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

26 58
BACLOFEN 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

27 12
LORAZEPAM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

28 43
PREDNISONE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

146

patients, 10% of all patients

29 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

30 62
LEVEMIR 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

31 63
DULOXETINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

32 21
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

33 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

34 67
METHADONE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

O 35 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 61
OMEPRAZOLE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

37 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

38 68
METFORMIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

39 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

40 20
CLOPIDOGREL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

40 70
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

42 18
DIGOXIN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

43 71
ELIQUIS 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

44 73
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

45 74
FAMOTIDINE* 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

46 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

47 78
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

48 80
TEMAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

49 31
CLONAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

50 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

51 81
LEVETIRACETAM 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

52 42
LIDOCAINE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

52 19
IBUPROFEN 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

54 23
ONDANSETRON HCL* 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

55 84
BUMETANIDE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

56 85
CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

57 54
ROPINIROLE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

57 86
OPANA ER 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

O 59 25
CARISOPRODOL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

59 27
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

61 88
CARVEDILOL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

62 90
MELOXICAM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

63 13
LACTULOSE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

64 64
NUEDEXTA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11 65 91
NAMENDA XR 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 92
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 94
NYSTATIN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

68 96
NYSTOP 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

69 97
JANUVIA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 69 97
RISPERIDONE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

P 71 99
FLUOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

72 78
LATANOPROST 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

72 100
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

74 101
GLIMEPIRIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

75 102
LANTUS 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 103
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

A 77 105
SSD 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

78 107
SEROQUEL XR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 78 76
MEMANTINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 108
AZITHROMYCIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

A 80 108
NOVOLOG 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

82 110
PAROXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 83 112
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

A 84 114
BUSPIRONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

85 75
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 115
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

87 116
SANTYL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

87 116
ARIPIPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 P 89 82
ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 118
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 91 120
SIMVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

92 121
DILTIAZEM HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 92 121
KETOCONAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

92 121
NITROFURANTOIN* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

A 95 124
CEFTRIAXONE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

A 95 124
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 97 126
PERMETHRIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

97 126
HUMALOG 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

99 128
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 128
MUPIROCIN* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

101 130
METOLAZONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

102 131
GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 102 131
METHOTREXATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 102 131
ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 102 131
SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

106 135
BUDESONIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 106 135
MOVANTIK 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

106 135
LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 106 135
KLOR-CON M20 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

110 139
CELECOXIB 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

111 37
RENVELA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 112 140
TAMIFLU 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

113 142
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

113 142
BREO ELLIPTA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 115 145
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

116 45
SUCRALFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

116 146
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

118 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 118 148
CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

A 120 87
NUCYNTA ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

O 120 57
LABETALOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 120 150
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 120 150
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

A 124 153
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 124 153
TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 126 32
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 126 157
MIDODRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 128 160
XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 128 160
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 128 160
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 Jan. 4, 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.