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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,716Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 232

$8.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 232

401 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
11% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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 45 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

21% of this provider’s 401 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

5% of this provider’s 401 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

59% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 39%.

Prescription Price

$672 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $625 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$1.03M

2012

$1.86M

2013

$5.65M

2014

$8.54M

2015

Number of Claims

1,977

2012

3,266

2013

9,493

2014

12,716

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
NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

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

1,047

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

145

patients, 36% of all patients

10 1 2
TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

877

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

122

patients, 30% of all patients

10 2 1
ISENTRESS

Treats human immunodeficien... +

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

864

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

101

patients, 25% of all patients

10 3 3
PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

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

718

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

103

patients, 26% of all patients

10 4 4
EPZICOM 453

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

10 5 14
KALETRA 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

10 6 45
ATRIPLA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

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

357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

10 7 8
REYATAZ 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

10 8 19
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
LAMIVUDINE-ZIDOVUDINE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10 80
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

11 15
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

A 12 18
INTELENCE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

13 28
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

23

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

14 6
STRIBILD 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

16 7
VIREAD 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

17 55
TIVICAY 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

18 17
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

19 37
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

20 46
SUSTIVA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

10 21 86
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

22 34
LAMIVUDINE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

23 78
ABACAVIR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

24 69
NEVIRAPINE ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

10 25 125
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 132
COMPLERA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

27 36
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 38
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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 24
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

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

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 154
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE

Medroxyprogesterone is used... +

Medroxyprogesterone is used to treat abnormal menstruation (periods) or irregular vaginal bleeding. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 31 196
ISONIAZID 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

10 32 102
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

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

33 51
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

R 34 151
TRIUMEQ 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 27
ABACAVIR-LAMIVUDINE-ZIDOVUDINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 10 36 201
PREZCOBIX 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

37 96
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

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 9
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

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 54
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

40 61
SELZENTRY 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 41 82
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 12
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

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 25
DAPSONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 44 173
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 47
STAVUDINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 10 46 177
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

A 47 26
ENTECAVIR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 47 220
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 49 85
LEXIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 49 121
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 51 118
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 Feb. 10, 2014.
  • 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.