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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,400Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 237 providers in this state and specialty

$3.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 237 providers in this state and specialty

366 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

22% of this provider’s 366 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 60%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 366 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 37%.

Prescription Price

$416 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $657 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$2.17M

2014

$3.59M

2015

$3.5M

2016

Number of Claims

6,063

2014

7,005

2015

8,400

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
OMEPRAZOLE 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

1 7
SIMVASTATIN 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

2 14
NORVIR 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

3 2
ALPRAZOLAM 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

4 18
METFORMIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

5 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

O 6 36
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

6 11
LISINOPRIL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

9 6
PREZISTA 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

9 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

12 33
TRUVADA 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

13 1
ATRIPLA 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

14 13
ISENTRESS 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

15 3
LORAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

16 58
GENVOYA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

17 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 65
TRAMADOL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O 19 38
DIAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

20 111
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

20 43
CLONAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

20 85
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

23 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 31
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

25 64
RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 57
OXYCODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 103
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

29 48
CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 52
BUPROPION XL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

31 118
CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 32 35
DESCOVY 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 47
GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

34 17
PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

35 63
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 59
IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

37 55
ACYCLOVIR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 20
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

A 38 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

A 41 46
STRIBILD 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

42 23
SEROSTIM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 44 160
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 45 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

46 22
ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

47 44
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 Oct. 16, 2013.
  • 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.