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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,316Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 116 out of 1125

$419K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 358 out of 1125

1,870 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

0% of this provider’s 1,763 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

5% of this provider’s 1,870 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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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

1% of this provider’s 1,870 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $188 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

4 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$337K

2012

$520K

2013

$480K

2014

$419K

2015

Number of Claims

7,934

2012

9,768

2013

7,905

2014

7,316

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
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

3,458

prescriptions, 47% of all prescriptions

3,304

prescriptions.

969

patients, 52% of all patients

10 1 19
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE OIL 1,237

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

1,168

prescriptions.

496

patients, 27% of all patients

10 2 241
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

475

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

123

patients, 7% of all patients

3 1
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

411

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

206

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4 223
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

101

patients, 5% of all patients

5 131
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

205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

6 313
OFLOXACIN

Used to treat bacterial inf... +

Used to treat bacterial infections of the eye, such as conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

A 7 162
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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

8 85
CIPRODEX 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

9 404
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

10 257
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

11 5
OLOPATADINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

12 509
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

A 13 226
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 Oct. 4, 2011.
  • 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.