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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,697Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 152 out of 1125

$4.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 1125

262 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

16% of this provider’s 262 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs

74% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$827 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $188 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$3.68M

2012

$3.87M

2013

$4.89M

2014

$4.71M

2015

Number of Claims

6,384

2012

5,585

2013

6,317

2014

5,697

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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O

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
NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

829

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

104

patients, 40% of all patients

10 1 154
PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

608

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

78

patients, 30% of all patients

10 2 182
TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

569

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

69

patients, 26% of all patients

3 170
EPZICOM 290

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

4 252
TIVICAY 236

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

5 267
ATRIPLA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

225

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

6 242
REYATAZ 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

7 279
ISENTRESS

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

8 228
VIREAD 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

9 323
SUSTIVA 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

10 407
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

A 11 107
INTELENCE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

12 328
LAMIVUDINE-ZIDOVUDINE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

13 448
COMPLERA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

14 354
CALCITONIN-SALMON

Calcitonin salmon is used t... +

Calcitonin salmon is used to treat osteoporosis in women who are at least 5 years past menopause and cannot or do not want to take estrogen products. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 15 525
LEXIVA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 16 487
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

17 243
EDURANT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

18 588
ABACAVIR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 19 546
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

20 244
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 March 16, 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.