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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,197Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 628 providers in this state and specialty

$996K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 628 providers in this state and specialty

686 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

30% of this provider’s 686 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 686 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$27 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

54 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

$841K

2014

$923K

2015

$996K

2016

Number of Claims

33,858

2014

36,138

2015

37,197

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
SIMVASTATIN 2,744

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,721

prescriptions.

272

patients, 40% of all patients

1 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 1,639

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,634

prescriptions.

175

patients, 26% of all patients

10 2 18
OMEPRAZOLE 1,316

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,294

prescriptions.

164

patients, 24% of all patients

3 1
CLOPIDOGREL 1,239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,219

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

4 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,205

prescriptions.

136

patients, 20% of all patients

5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,158

prescriptions.

131

patients, 19% of all patients

6 4
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,075

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,070

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

7 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,069

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,056

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

8 8
LISINOPRIL 973

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

950

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

9 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 953

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

948

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

10 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 881

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

881

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

11 7
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 817

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

798

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

10 12 78
FOLIC ACID 777

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

13 46
RANITIDINE HCL 754

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

14 17
ALLOPURINOL 717

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

15 43
METFORMIN HCL 680

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

16 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 619

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

17 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

18 25
GABAPENTIN 613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

18 9
VIAGRA 542

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

20 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 533

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

21 38
FUROSEMIDE 516

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

22 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 503

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

23 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 500

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

24 31
ATENOLOL 471

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

25 21
TEMAZEPAM 446

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

26 15
CARVEDILOL 428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

27 24
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

28 94
NIFEDICAL XL 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

10 29 182
LANTUS 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

30 68
VALSARTAN 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

31 63
LANSOPRAZOLE 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

32 101
WARFARIN SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 51
GLIPIZIDE ER 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

34 103
MEMANTINE HCL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

35 54
GLIPIZIDE 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

36 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

37 30
TRAMADOL HCL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

O 38 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

39 39
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

124

patients, 18% of all patients

40 48
BACLOFEN 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

41 44
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 157
TRAZODONE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

43 36
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

44 171
ALPRAZOLAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

45 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

46 22
INSULIN SYRINGE* 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 151
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

48 34
INSULIN SYRINGE* 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 261
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

50 90
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 97
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

53 27
IRBESARTAN 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 124
CLONIDINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

54 65
SYNTHROID 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 77
LOVASTATIN 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 49
FENOFIBRATE* 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 75
SERTRALINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 41
FAMOTIDINE* 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 55
VITAMIN D2 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

61 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 45
LORAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

63 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

64 80
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

65 12
MIRTAZAPINE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 71
AZITHROMYCIN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

A 66 40
FINASTERIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 66
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11 69 153
CLONAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 29
JANUVIA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 85
VENTOLIN HFA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

72 52
IBUPROFEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

73 23
NOVOLOG 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 73 195
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

A 73 57
PAROXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 76 73
LACTULOSE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

77 83
BUSPIRONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 119
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 129
DUTASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 80 192
VOLTAREN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

81 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 82 123
XARELTO 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 136
LABETALOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 84 176
NOVOLIN 70-30 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 84 191
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

86 79
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

87 61
PENTOXIFYLLINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 69
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 89 125
SOTALOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 90 419
CILOSTAZOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 91 104
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 92 134
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

93 223
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 93 126
PRIMIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 95 274
CICLOPIROX* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

95 111
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 97 446
DILT-XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 97 317
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 99 213
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 Jan. 17, 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.