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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,430Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

$1.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

930 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

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Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

6% of this provider’s 765 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Antibiotics

48% of this provider’s 930 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 930 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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

$2.14M

2014

$2.04M

2015

$1.89M

2016

Number of Claims

40,004

2014

38,555

2015

36,430

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,157

prescriptions.

238

patients, 26% of all patients

1 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,071

prescriptions.

156

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

959

prescriptions.

159

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 924

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

178

patients, 19% of all patients

4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 860

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

142

patients, 15% of all patients

O 5 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 852

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

6 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 838

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

156

patients, 17% of all patients

7 8
OMEPRAZOLE 824

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

183

patients, 20% of all patients

8 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 754

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

9 27
LORAZEPAM 729

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

10 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 666

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

11 7
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 633

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

177

patients, 19% of all patients

12 41
LISINOPRIL 536

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

13 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 533

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

14 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 518

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 35
ALPRAZOLAM 517

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

16 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 468

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
CARVEDILOL 463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

18 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

19 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

20 28
METFORMIN HCL 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

21 11
MIRTAZAPINE 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

22 19
GABAPENTIN 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

23 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

24 49
CLOPIDOGREL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

25 20
CLONIDINE HCL 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

26 57
DALIRESP 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

10 27 158
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

28 38
AZITHROMYCIN 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

147

patients, 16% of all patients

A 29 45
AMOXICILLIN 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

A 30 106
TRAZODONE HCL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

31 25
ELIQUIS 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

32 89
MUPIROCIN* 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

33 104
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

34 48
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

135

patients, 15% of all patients

A 34 100
METFORMIN HCL ER 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

34 131
LYRICA 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

37 71
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

38 84
DONEPEZIL HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

39 14
VOLTAREN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

40 124
BACLOFEN 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

41 59
FENTANYL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 70
SYMBICORT 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

43 76
KLOR-CON 10 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

44 141
SPIRIVA 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

45 109
ALLOPURINOL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

46 34
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

46 61
OXYCODONE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O 48 56
SERTRALINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

49 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

50 63
WARFARIN SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

51 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

51 85
JANUVIA 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

53 62
GLIPIZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

54 52
CLONAZEPAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

55 39
LEVEMIR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 88
PROAIR HFA 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

57 99
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

58 69
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

59 100
TRAMADOL HCL 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

O 59 16
LEVOFLOXACIN 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

A 61 68
LANTUS 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

62 66
BUPROPION XL 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

63 119
DULOXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

64 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

65 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

66 79
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

67 80
CITALOPRAM HBR 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

68 32
HYDRALAZINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

69 53
PREDNISONE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

69 40
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

A 71 115
VENTOLIN HFA 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

72 77
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

73 180
SIMVASTATIN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

74 9
MELOXICAM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

75 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

P 76 31
TERAZOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

77 140
NYSTATIN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

78 87
SPIRONOLACTONE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 55
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

O 80 164
RISPERIDONE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 81 44
CRESTOR 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

82 81
LEVETIRACETAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 43
BREO ELLIPTA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

83 110
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

A 85 58
RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

85 42
VALSARTAN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 111
FLUCONAZOLE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

88 185
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

89 178
NAMENDA XR 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

90 22
DILTIAZEM HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

91 155
FINASTERIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 72
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

93 139
HUMULIN R 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

94 250
PROMETHAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

94 156
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 85
ONDANSETRON HCL* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

97 97
METRONIDAZOLE* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 97 218
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

97 219
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 202
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

101 174
TEMAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

102 51
PHENYTOIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 103 186
DIAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

104 119
ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

105 36
LATANOPROST 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

106 83
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 136
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 98
CALCITONIN-SALMON 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

109 267
ZETIA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

110 135
TIMOLOL MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 111 163
MYRBETRIQ 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 133
SSD 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

112 198
KLOR-CON M10 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

112 272
MEMANTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

112 37
AMIODARONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

116 127
NOVOLOG 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

116 90
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

118 92
BUSPIRONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

119 67
TRANSDERM-SCOP 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 120 276
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

120 114
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

120 150
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 123 278
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

123 78
CEFTRIAXONE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

A 125 153
CEFUROXIME 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 125 281
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

127 94
VALPROIC ACID* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 128 175
NOVOLIN R 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

129 232
CLONIDINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

129 168
IRBESARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 129 239
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

A 129 148
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

133 82
VERAPAMIL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 133 197
DEXILANT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 135 201
ERYTHROMYCIN* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

A 136 300
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

136 46
NITROSTAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

138 302
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

139 108
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 139 60
KETOCONAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

141 130
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 142 166
KLOR-CON 8 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

143 314
LACTULOSE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

143 73
GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

145 151
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 March 7, 2018.
  • 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.