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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,141Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$742K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

414 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
23% 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

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Antibiotics

47% of this provider’s 414 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 414 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$803K

2014

$708K

2015

$742K

2016

Number of Claims

13,611

2014

13,012

2015

13,141

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 591

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

100

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

2 18
FUROSEMIDE 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

7 13
OMEPRAZOLE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

9 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8
CLOPIDOGREL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

11 14
MIRTAZAPINE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

12 33
NAMENDA XR 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

13 34
SERTRALINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

14 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

15 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
LISINOPRIL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

17 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

18 21
LEVOFLOXACIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

100

patients, 24% of all patients

A 19 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

20 31
GABAPENTIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

21 11
MEMANTINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

22 49
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

23 129
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

24 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

P 25 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

26 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

27 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

28 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

28 77
TRAZODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

30 30
ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

31 22
TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

O 32 15
XARELTO 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 57
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

O 33 24
ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

35 12
METFORMIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

36 9
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 82
SPIRONOLACTONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 66
FINASTERIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

39 51
LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 29
MYRBETRIQ 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 136
CLONIDINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 214
DULOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

43 47
WELCHOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 44 267
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

45 36
JANUVIA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 45 75
LOVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 52
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

48 96
CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 23
RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 50 44
LATANOPROST 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 99
RIVASTIGMINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

50 142
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 53 85
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 90
ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

53 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 26
TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 28
RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 58 69
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

59 180
FAMOTIDINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

59 56
BELSOMRA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

61 302
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 64
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 63 128
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 April 9, 2018.
  • 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.