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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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18,565Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 628 providers in this state and specialty

$646K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 89 out of 628 providers in this state and specialty

909 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

26% of this provider’s 909 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 909 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$592K

2014

$657K

2015

$646K

2016

Number of Claims

18,064

2014

19,999

2015

18,565

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
LISINOPRIL 1,278

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,141

prescriptions.

287

patients, 32% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 812

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

166

patients, 18% of all patients

2 7
FUROSEMIDE 801

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

165

patients, 18% of all patients

3 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 637

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

150

patients, 17% of all patients

4 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

6 34
OMEPRAZOLE 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

152

patients, 17% of all patients

7 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

8 8
SIMVASTATIN 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

142

patients, 16% of all patients

9 6
ALPRAZOLAM 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

141

patients, 16% of all patients

10 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

11 4
TRAMADOL HCL 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

154

patients, 17% of all patients

O 12 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

13 11
METFORMIN HCL 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

14 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

15 53
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

O 16 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

17 39
GABAPENTIN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

18 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

19 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

20 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

21 12
PREDNISONE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

22 61
ATENOLOL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

23 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

24 97
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

A 25 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

26 28
RANITIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

27 17
BACLOFEN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

28 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

28 51
LOVASTATIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

30 49
CARVEDILOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

31 24
SERTRALINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

32 41
LANTUS 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

33 68
ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 123
VENTOLIN HFA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

36 52
AMIODARONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

37 234
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 19
TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 36
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 94
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

41 27
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

A 42 116
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 44 56
CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

45 29
OXYCODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 45 59
METOLAZONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

47 334
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 95
DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

49 105
CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

50 14
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 129
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

A 52 122
TEMAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

53 15
MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 53 54
INSULIN SYRINGE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 151
SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

56 72
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

56 26
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 66
INSULIN SYRINGE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 208
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

60 216
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 90
KLOR-CON 10 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 451
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

63 113
ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

63 250
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 Nov. 21, 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.