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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,281Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 232

$5.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 232

145 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 27 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 145 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 61%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs 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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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 145 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

50% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 39%.

Prescription Price

$539 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $625 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

71 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$4.35M

2012

$4.24M

2013

$4.54M

2014

$5.54M

2015

Number of Claims

11,034

2012

11,066

2013

11,154

2014

10,281

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

576

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

57

patients, 39% of all patients

1 1
NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

504

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

58

patients, 40% of all patients

2 2
PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

41

patients, 28% of all patients

3 4
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

37

patients, 26% of all patients

4 22
ISENTRESS

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 26% of all patients

5 3
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE

Used to treat symptoms of l... +

Used to treat symptoms of low testosterone in men who do not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

35

patients, 24% of all patients

10 6 85
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

24

patients, 17% of all patients

7 38
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

30

patients, 21% of all patients

8 54
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

34

patients, 23% of all patients

9 87
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

27

patients, 19% of all patients

10 6
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 14% of all patients

11 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 14% of all patients

R 12 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

34

patients, 23% of all patients

13 47
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 14% of all patients

14 51
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

22

patients, 15% of all patients

15 37
TIVICAY 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

18

patients, 12% of all patients

16 17
EPZICOM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

17 14
NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

18 172
INTELENCE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

19 28
STRIBILD 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

19 21
REYATAZ 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

21 19
ATRIPLA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

22 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

23 9
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

24 90
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

24 16
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

26 124
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

27 29
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

28 5
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 29 108
PREZCOBIX 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

30 96
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

31 77
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

32 154
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

33 91
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 46
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 35 73
SELZENTRY 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 35 82
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 35 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 39 49
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

39 133
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 41 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 42 10
LEXIVA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 43 121
OXANDROLONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

44 148
KALETRA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 45 45
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 45 103
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 45 65
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 48 15
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 49 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 50 25
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

Valsartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 51 168
TRIUMEQ 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 52 27
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 53 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 54 30
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 54 159
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 8, 2007.
  • 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.