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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,501Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 628 providers in this state and specialty

$1.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 628 providers in this state and specialty

1,344 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

3% of this provider’s 843 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Antibiotics

23% of this provider’s 1,344 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 1,344 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$809K

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.68M

2016

Number of Claims

15,185

2014

19,685

2015

19,501

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,490

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

923

prescriptions.

610

patients, 45% of all patients

1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 892

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

364

patients, 27% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 881

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

326

patients, 24% of all patients

3 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 774

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

296

patients, 22% of all patients

4 8
GABAPENTIN 715

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

297

patients, 22% of all patients

5 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 564

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

264

patients, 20% of all patients

6 3
METFORMIN HCL 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

251

patients, 19% of all patients

7 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

191

patients, 14% of all patients

8 7
LANTUS 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

169

patients, 13% of all patients

9 68
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

169

patients, 13% of all patients

10 4
BACLOFEN 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

244

patients, 18% of all patients

11 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

134

patients, 10% of all patients

12 30
GEMFIBROZIL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

13 99
GLIPIZIDE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

124

patients, 9% of all patients

14 26
ALPRAZOLAM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

14 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

16 11
SERTRALINE HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

112

patients, 8% of all patients

16 41
TEMAZEPAM 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

135

patients, 10% of all patients

18 15
TRAMADOL HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

134

patients, 10% of all patients

O 19 20
MECLIZINE HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

118

patients, 9% of all patients

20 58
CLOPIDOGREL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

21 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 56
IBUPROFEN 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

161

patients, 12% of all patients

23 23
ATENOLOL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

24 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

123

patients, 9% of all patients

24 16
RANITIDINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

115

patients, 9% of all patients

26 17
BREO ELLIPTA 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

27 210
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

95

patients, 7% of all patients

28 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

29 28
VENTOLIN HFA 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

106

patients, 8% of all patients

30 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

31 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

32 25
CARVEDILOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

33 24
INSULIN SYRINGE* 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

106

patients, 8% of all patients

34 208
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

143

patients, 11% of all patients

A 35 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

36 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

37 45
AMOXICILLIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

124

patients, 9% of all patients

A 38 109
PAROXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

39 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

40 129
OXYCODONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

O 41 59
TRAZODONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

42 36
SURE COMFORT* 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

43 224
FUROSEMIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

44 13
SYMBICORT 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

45 72
CLONAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

46 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

P 47 67
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

48 79
CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

49 53
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

O 50 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

51 47
SURE COMFORT* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

52 150
NOVOLIN N 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

52 261
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

52 238
FINASTERIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

55 66
VIAGRA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

56 60
TOPIRAMATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

57 245
NABUMETONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

58 181
MELOXICAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

59 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

59 95
SUCRALFATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

61 147
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

A 62 122
INSULIN SYRINGE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

62 151
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

64 139
GLIMEPIRIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

65 39
PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

66 61
CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

67 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

68 51
VERAPAMIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

68 265
HUMULIN N 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

70 314
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 2% of all patients

70 105
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

72 43
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

73 82
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 Sept. 5, 2013.
  • 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.