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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,715Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 628 providers in this state and specialty

$728K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 71 out of 628 providers in this state and specialty

253 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

65% of this provider’s 253 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 253 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$926K

2014

$727K

2015

$728K

2016

Number of Claims

14,091

2014

10,813

2015

12,715

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 598

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

90

patients, 36% of all patients

1 1
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

97

patients, 38% of all patients

2 27
IBUPROFEN 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

77

patients, 30% of all patients

3 23
VOLTAREN 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

78

patients, 31% of all patients

4 42
METFORMIN HCL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

54

patients, 21% of all patients

6 133
ALPRAZOLAM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

50

patients, 20% of all patients

7 10
VITAMIN D2 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

61

patients, 24% of all patients

8 35
CILOSTAZOL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

9 104
NAPROXEN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

64

patients, 25% of all patients

10 64
MEMANTINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

11 54
AZITHROMYCIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

103

patients, 41% of all patients

A 12 40
FOLIC ACID 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

12 46
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

14 4
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

10 15 164
ATENOLOL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

16 21
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

53

patients, 21% of all patients

17 48
AMMONIUM LACTATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

57

patients, 23% of all patients

18 76
LISINOPRIL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

19 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

20 11
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

21 142
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

22 12
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

100

patients, 40% of all patients

A 23 57
LYRICA 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

24 84
TEMAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

25 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

26 7
GLIPIZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

27 26
SIMVASTATIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

28 6
MUPIROCIN* 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

29 92
CREON 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

30 159
CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

31 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

32 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

33 3
NAMENDA XR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

33 70
CICLOPIROX* 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

35 111
RANITIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

36 17
KETOCONAZOLE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

37 88
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

38 8
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

39 110
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

43

patients, 17% of all patients

40 328
DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

40 28
FUROSEMIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

42 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

43 31
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

44 100
PROCTOZONE-HC 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

44 205
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

46 243
DEXILANT 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

47 140
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

48 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

49 19
CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

50 50
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

51 37
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

51 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 51 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

54 18
MECLIZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

54 58
MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

56 33
NEXIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

57 93
LOVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

57 49
VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 59 63
NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

60 170
GABAPENTIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

61 9
CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

61 121
RESTASIS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

61 160
SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

64 72
PENTOXIFYLLINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 64 69
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

66 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 67 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 68 80
SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 69 41
CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 70 24
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

70 107
BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

70 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 Nov. 28, 2011.
  • 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.