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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,128Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$944K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

1,339 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

10% of this provider’s 1,125 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

35% of this provider’s 1,339 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 1,339 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $121 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 6.


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

$848K

2014

$735K

2015

$944K

2016

Number of Claims

32,544

2014

30,896

2015

31,128

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,687

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,488

prescriptions.

458

patients, 34% of all patients

1 8
VITAMIN D2 1,648

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,424

prescriptions.

534

patients, 40% of all patients

2 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 1,320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,143

prescriptions.

382

patients, 29% of all patients

3 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 1,226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,091

prescriptions.

491

patients, 37% of all patients

4 12
METFORMIN HCL 1,017

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

274

patients, 20% of all patients

5 6
FOLIC ACID 982

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

858

prescriptions.

361

patients, 27% of all patients

6 48
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 945

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

877

prescriptions.

213

patients, 16% of all patients

7 4
GABAPENTIN 895

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

764

prescriptions.

277

patients, 21% of all patients

8 7
OMEPRAZOLE 813

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

229

patients, 17% of all patients

9 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 728

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

177

patients, 13% of all patients

10 3
LISINOPRIL 708

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

214

patients, 16% of all patients

11 1
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

162

patients, 12% of all patients

12 44
GLIPIZIDE 589

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

163

patients, 12% of all patients

13 38
CLOPIDOGREL 552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

142

patients, 11% of all patients

14 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

145

patients, 11% of all patients

15 10
TIZANIDINE HCL 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

226

patients, 17% of all patients

16 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

141

patients, 11% of all patients

17 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

146

patients, 11% of all patients

18 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

19 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

20 45
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

166

patients, 12% of all patients

21 120
CARVEDILOL 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

21 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

106

patients, 8% of all patients

23 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

123

patients, 9% of all patients

P 24 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

25 32
IBUPROFEN 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

140

patients, 10% of all patients

26 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

27 52
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

120

patients, 9% of all patients

28 60
FAMOTIDINE* 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

29 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

30 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

31 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

33 133
FINASTERIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

34 56
ALLOPURINOL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

35 54
FENOFIBRATE* 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

36 88
LOVASTATIN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

37 59
ATENOLOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

38 36
RANITIDINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

39 30
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

172

patients, 13% of all patients

39 26
VIAGRA 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

41 85
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

42 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

43 5
TRAZODONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

44 23
MECLIZINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

44 66
MEMANTINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

46 68
DICYCLOMINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

47 81
LATANOPROST 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

48 178
AZITHROMYCIN 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

129

patients, 10% of all patients

A 49 15
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

50 152
MELOXICAM 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

51 16
FUROSEMIDE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

52 13
VENTOLIN HFA 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

53 51
AMOXICILLIN 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

120

patients, 9% of all patients

A 54 77
HYDROCORTISONE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

55 53
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

56 103
JANUVIA 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

57 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

58 84
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

110

patients, 8% of all patients

A 59 55
MUPIROCIN* 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

60 37
NIFEDIPINE ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

61 104
SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

62 31
CIALIS 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

63 181
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

A 63 72
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

65 134
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

A 65 42
NAPROXEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

65 75
CROMOLYN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

65 266
SYMBICORT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

69 122
PROPRANOLOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

70 200
PROAIR HFA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

70 71
GLIPIZIDE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

72 185
XARELTO 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

72 124
CICLOPIROX* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

74 86
KETOCONAZOLE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

75 28
VOLTAREN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

75 58
LUMIGAN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

77 275
MIRTAZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

78 61
GEMFIBROZIL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

79 131
CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

80 82
LACTULOSE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

81 129
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

81 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

83 65
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

83 123
AMMONIUM LACTATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

85 154
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

86 20
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

A 87 306
SOTALOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

87 147
BENZONATATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

87 142
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

90 149
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 309
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 180
CILOSTAZOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

93 156
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 94 215
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 97
COMBIGAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

95 258
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 228
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 Feb. 6, 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.