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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,191Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$622K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

437 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

8% of this provider’s 437 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 437 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$1.06M

2014

$1.07M

2015

$622K

2016

Number of Claims

13,915

2014

14,042

2015

8,191

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 651

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

169

patients, 39% of all patients

1 3
CARVEDILOL 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

2 23
METFORMIN HCL 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

83

patients, 19% of all patients

3 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

7 2
CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

8 14
DULOXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

9 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

10 46
SERTRALINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

11 25
GABAPENTIN 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

13 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

14 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
SIMVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

16 6
ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

17 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

18 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

19 62
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

20 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 74
TRAMADOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 16
METFORMIN HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 118
CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

26 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
VICTOZA 3-PAK 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 276
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

30 39
LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 52
BUSPIRONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 60
CHLORTHALIDONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

33 197
TRADJENTA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 116
TORSEMIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 158
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 48
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 87
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 85
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. 24, 2010.
  • 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.