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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,438Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

$774K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

798 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics 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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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 798 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 798 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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

$759K

2014

$740K

2015

$774K

2016

Number of Claims

13,581

2014

13,416

2015

13,438

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
METFORMIN HCL 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

1 11
SIMVASTATIN 499

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

2 9
LISINOPRIL 480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
FUROSEMIDE 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

6 4
CARVEDILOL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

7 21
OMEPRAZOLE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

10 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

11 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

12 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

13 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
ALPRAZOLAM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

15 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

17 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

18 29
CHLORTHALIDONE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

19 144
WARFARIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

20 18
CLOPIDOGREL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

20 98
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
GLIPIZIDE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

24 151
MELOXICAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

25 33
GLIPIZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

25 52
METFORMIN HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 131
DONEPEZIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

28 14
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

A 29 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

30 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 80
TRAMADOL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 16
RANITIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

33 42
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 105
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

35 84
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 63
GABAPENTIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

36 10
JANTOVEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 216
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 85
CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

40 32
SERTRALINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 26
ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

41 34
IBUPROFEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

41 102
LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 69
ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

46 79
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 72
VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 111
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 81
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

49 40
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 36
TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

51 91
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 146
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 78
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 53 115
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 56 39
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 57 45
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 41
ELIQUIS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 89
AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A 60 106
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

61 191
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 213
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. 6, 2017.
  • 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.