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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,907Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

$2.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

1,316 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

7% of this provider’s 1,216 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Antibiotics

31% of this provider’s 1,316 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 1,316 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$1.73M

2014

$1.95M

2015

$2.24M

2016

Number of Claims

31,815

2014

35,556

2015

41,907

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,741

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,599

prescriptions.

209

patients, 16% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,681

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,535

prescriptions.

289

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,317

prescriptions.

213

patients, 16% of all patients

3 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 875

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

797

prescriptions.

180

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 866

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

5 17
LISINOPRIL 857

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

192

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 856

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

792

prescriptions.

194

patients, 15% of all patients

7 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 780

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

8 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 773

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

183

patients, 14% of all patients

9 5
ALPRAZOLAM 682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

166

patients, 13% of all patients

10 15
GABAPENTIN 656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

137

patients, 10% of all patients

11 10
NAMENDA XR 624

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

12 22
OMEPRAZOLE 613

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

170

patients, 13% of all patients

13 6
TRAMADOL HCL 600

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

162

patients, 12% of all patients

O 14 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 592

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

118

patients, 9% of all patients

15 14
MIRTAZAPINE 584

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

122

patients, 9% of all patients

16 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 564

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

172

patients, 13% of all patients

O 17 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 544

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

114

patients, 9% of all patients

18 29
SIMVASTATIN 523

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

129

patients, 10% of all patients

19 9
CLOPIDOGREL 485

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

108

patients, 8% of all patients

20 20
METFORMIN HCL 477

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

105

patients, 8% of all patients

21 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 466

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

22 13
CARVEDILOL 450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

105

patients, 8% of all patients

23 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

24 23
LORAZEPAM 401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

113

patients, 9% of all patients

24 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

26 32
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

157

patients, 12% of all patients

27 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

28 46
XARELTO 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

29 60
BUMETANIDE 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

30 74
SERTRALINE HCL 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

31 26
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

32 85
PREDNISONE 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

95

patients, 7% of all patients

33 40
TRAZODONE HCL 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

34 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

35 28
MEMANTINE HCL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

36 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

O 37 35
ATENOLOL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

38 36
FAMOTIDINE* 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

39 50
RISPERIDONE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 44
LEVETIRACETAM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

41 43
ALLOPURINOL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

41 34
BACLOFEN 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

43 59
SPIRONOLACTONE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

44 55
FINASTERIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

45 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

46 30
LATANOPROST 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

47 83
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

48 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

49 63
DULOXETINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

50 47
CLONAZEPAM 209

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

51 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

P 52 31
MELOXICAM 202

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

53 33
LEVEMIR 201

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

54 88
DIGOXIN 199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

55 93
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

56 49
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

57 112
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

58 61
ELIQUIS 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

59 89
NYSTATIN 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

60 87
LYRICA 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

61 71
OXYCODONE HCL 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

O 62 56
BUSPIRONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

63 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

64 38
GLIMEPIRIDE 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

65 54
LOVASTATIN 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

66 65
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

A 67 148
AMIODARONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

67 127
TIZANIDINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

69 91
ONDANSETRON HCL* 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

70 97
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

71 121
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

A 72 58
HUMALOG 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

73 103
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

74 41
KETOCONAZOLE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

74 130
JANUVIA 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

76 62
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

77 174
HYDRALAZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

78 53
MUPIROCIN* 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

79 104
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

A 79 115
NOVOLOG 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

79 90
PAROXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

82 78
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

82 100
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

84 69
GLIPIZIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

85 52
TEMAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

86 51
SANTYL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

86 169
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

A 88 244
LACTULOSE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

88 73
ROPINIROLE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

90 79
AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

A 91 45
DILTIAZEM HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

92 155
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

93 159
OLANZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

P 94 123
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

95 98
AMILORIDE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

95 248
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

95 248
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

98 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

98 92
LAMOTRIGINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

98 115
LANTUS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

101 66
RIVASTIGMINE* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

101 115
CEFTRIAXONE* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

A 103 153
LEVOFLOXACIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

A 103 68
MYRBETRIQ 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

103 133
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

106 42
SYMBICORT 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

107 76
LINZESS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

108 96
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

109 167
HYDROXYZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

110 229
ADVAIR DISKUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

111 108
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

A 112 118
CLONIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

113 57
KLOR-CON 10 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

113 141
SPIRIVA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

115 109
TIMOLOL MALEATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

116 163
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

117 220
LIDOCAINE HCL* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

117 169
MORPHINE SULFATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

O 119 176
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

120 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

120 85
CARBAMAZEPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 122 157
DIAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

123 119
NUEDEXTA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 123 126
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

125 150
FENTANYL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

O 125 70
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

127 113
BUDESONIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

127 230
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

O 127 107
ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 130 135
METOLAZONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

130 200
BREO ELLIPTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

132 110
SUCRALFATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

133 146
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 133 234
DICYCLOMINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

135 194
SYNTHROID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 135 145
PRADAXA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 137 231
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

138 95
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

139 114
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

139 204
AMMONIUM LACTATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

139 187
CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

A 142 137
COMBIGAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 143 210
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. 10, 2015.
  • 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.