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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,731Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 237 providers in this state and specialty

$5.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 237 providers in this state and specialty

229 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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 67 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 229 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 60%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 229 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

42% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 37%.

Prescription Price

$587 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $657 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$4.29M

2014

$5.34M

2015

$5.12M

2016

Number of Claims

9,569

2014

9,414

2015

8,731

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
TRUVADA 327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

44

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

41

patients, 18% of all patients

2 6
ISENTRESS 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
GENVOYA 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

4 9
NORVIR 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
ATRIPLA 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

6 13
ALPRAZOLAM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

7 18
OMEPRAZOLE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
STRIBILD 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

9 34
ACYCLOVIR 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

10 40
TRIUMEQ 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
EPZICOM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

12 26
ANDROGEL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

12 95
INTELENCE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

14 29
VALACYCLOVIR 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

15 50
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
PREZISTA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

17 4
TRAZODONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

18 43
GABAPENTIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

18 17
LORAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 6% of all patients

20 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

21 48
LISINOPRIL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

22 5
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

22 72
LAMIVUDINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

24 73
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 7% of all patients

25 165
RANITIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

25 41
TIVICAY 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

27 8
BUPROPION XL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

28 118
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

29 22
CARVEDILOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 29 52
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 31 20
CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

31 30
SELZENTRY 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 33 86
DRONABINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 34 93
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 35 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

O 36 36
ABACAVIR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 37 81
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 9% of all patients

A 38 19
SIMVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 38 14
VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 6% of all patients

38 80
REYATAZ 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

41 28
COMPLERA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 42 54
METFORMIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 43 16
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 6% of all patients

44 76
CLOPIDOGREL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 45 35
VIREAD 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 46 62
CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 46 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 48 39
KALETRA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 49 71
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 50 79
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 50 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 52 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 52 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 54 88
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 55 31
ODEFSEY 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

56 82
OXANDROLONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 57 144
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

57 63
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 Aug. 11, 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.