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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,190Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 1125

$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 1125

1,836 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

6% of this provider’s 1,629 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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

2% of this provider’s 1,629 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 1,836 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

20% 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

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $188 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$707K

2012

$1.23M

2013

$1.64M

2014

$1.63M

2015

Number of Claims

11,101

2012

18,175

2013

19,624

2014

19,190

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
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

2,465

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

2,266

prescriptions.

598

patients, 33% of all patients

1 20
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,694

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,631

prescriptions.

288

patients, 16% of all patients

2 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,132

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,088

prescriptions.

193

patients, 11% of all patients

3 50
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,089

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

922

prescriptions.

251

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

907

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

182

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5 71
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

726

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

221

patients, 12% of all patients

6 63
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

688

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

104

patients, 6% of all patients

10 7 213
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

120

patients, 7% of all patients

8 45
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

9 57
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

101

patients, 6% of all patients

10 121
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

P 11 52
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

93

patients, 5% of all patients

12 23
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

78

patients, 4% of all patients

13 32
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

94

patients, 5% of all patients

14 73
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

15 177
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

16 139
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

118

patients, 6% of all patients

17 124
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

73

patients, 4% of all patients

18 70
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

76

patients, 4% of all patients

19 34
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

110

patients, 6% of all patients

20 224
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

20 156
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

22 24
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

63

patients, 3% of all patients

O 23 22
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

24 41
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

25 9
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

Nortriptyline is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

26 200
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

27 326
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

28 96
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

29 8
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

30 353
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

32 39
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

33 293
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

34 87
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

35 111
AZILECT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with levodopa for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

35 279
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 37 42
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

38 159
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

39 246
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

40 16
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

41 51
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

42 35
NEUPRO 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

42 349
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

44 6
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

45 360
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

46 251
BRINTELLIX 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

47 581
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

48 1
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

49 79
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

50 78
GLYCOPYRROLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

51 513
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 52 115
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

53 74
SUMATRIPTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

10 54 620
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

54 141
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

56 26
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

57 158
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 211
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

Used to treat depression in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 59 639
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 Dec. 5, 2012.
  • 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.