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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,616Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

845 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

18% of this provider’s 802 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

36% of this provider’s 845 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 845 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$1.34M

2014

$1.57M

2015

$1.51M

2016

Number of Claims

24,365

2014

27,540

2015

26,616

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 892

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

851

prescriptions.

156

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 818

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

764

prescriptions.

176

patients, 21% of all patients

2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 812

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

156

patients, 18% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE 789

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

147

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 773

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

153

patients, 18% of all patients

5 7
LISINOPRIL 748

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

153

patients, 18% of all patients

6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 726

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

157

patients, 19% of all patients

7 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 605

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

8 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

P 9 31
MIRTAZAPINE 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

10 19
SIMVASTATIN 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

11 9
GABAPENTIN 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

13 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

14 13
CLOPIDOGREL 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

15 20
METFORMIN HCL 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

16 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

17 28
MEMANTINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

18 37
CARVEDILOL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

19 21
SERTRALINE HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

20 26
TRADJENTA 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

21 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

22 32
XARELTO 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

23 60
ALPRAZOLAM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

24 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

25 29
FAMOTIDINE* 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

26 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

27 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

28 30
TRAMADOL HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

O 29 16
TRAZODONE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

30 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

31 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

32 17
TEMAZEPAM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

33 51
VOLTAREN 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

34 124
NAMENDA XR 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 22
LORAZEPAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

36 24
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

37 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

38 38
HYDRALAZINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

39 53
RISPERIDONE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

P 40 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

41 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

A 41 68
JANUVIA 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

41 62
LATANOPROST 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 83
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 61
FINASTERIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

45 72
PREDNISONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

47 40
ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

48 36
BUMETANIDE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

49 74
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

50 100
DIGOXIN 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 93
RIVASTIGMINE* 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

52 115
AMIODARONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

53 127
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

54 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

55 75
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O 56 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

57 27
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

57 82
LANTUS 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 66
AZITHROMYCIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

A 60 45
FENOFIBRATE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

61 113
CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 39
KLOR-CON M20 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

63 154
ELIQUIS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

63 89
DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

65 47
LEVETIRACETAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A 65 58
TIMOLOL MALEATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

68 163
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

69 121
NYSTATIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

70 87
SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

71 55
RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 42
NOVOLOG 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

73 90
ROPINIROLE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 79
ONDANSETRON HCL* 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

74 97
KETOCONAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

76 130
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 41
RENVELA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 78 214
LOVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

79 65
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 79 100
PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 78
CLONIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 67
HUMALOG 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 103
LEVEMIR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 88
MUPIROCIN* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

86 104
EXELON 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 165
SPIRIVA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

88 109
BREO ELLIPTA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 110
CEPHALEXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A 89 137
GENERLAC 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 273
NIFEDIPINE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

92 132
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

93 139
MIDODRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

94 234
VALPROIC ACID* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 175
BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 95 59
GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

97 52
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

A 97 148
ARIPIPRAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 99 134
GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

99 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

99 69
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

102 98
LACTULOSE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

103 73
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

104 71
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

105 63
NATEGLINIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

105 194
MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

105 33
COMBIGAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 108 210
BUPROPION HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 108 302
MYRBETRIQ 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

110 133
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 110 150
DIGOX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

112 152
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 113 12
BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

113 119
CLONIDINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

115 168
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

116 108
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

116 76
VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 116 128
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 119 146
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

119 204
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. 27, 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.