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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,721Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

404 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

12% of this provider’s 365 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

25% of this provider’s 404 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 404 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$481K

2014

$304K

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

9,729

2014

6,072

2015

13,721

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 620

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

106

patients, 26% of all patients

1 5
LISINOPRIL 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

83

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
GABAPENTIN 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

5 10
OMEPRAZOLE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

7 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

8 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

9 13
FUROSEMIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

9 4
CLONAZEPAM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

11 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

12 32
TRAMADOL HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

O 13 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

14 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

16 7
CLOPIDOGREL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

17 20
FAMOTIDINE* 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

18 50
WARFARIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

20 29
LORAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

20 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 31
BUMETANIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

23 74
METFORMIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

24 11
TRAZODONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

25 25
CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

26 21
MIRTAZAPINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

27 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

28 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

30 75
RANITIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

31 42
XARELTO 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 60
MEMANTINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 37
PREDNISONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

34 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 55
SIMVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

36 9
SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 69
LIDOCAINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

39 177
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

40 49
ALPRAZOLAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

40 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

42 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

43 85
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 43 35
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

45 258
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 61
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

47 95
ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

48 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

49 28
MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

50 33
LATANOPROST 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

51 83
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 52 92
RISPERIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P 53 44
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 54 47
BUSPIRONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 55 67
LEVETIRACETAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 56 43
SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 76
BREO ELLIPTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 58 110
NOVOFINE 32 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

59 304
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

60 34
BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 61 119
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

62 78
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 63 109
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 63 71
MYRBETRIQ 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 63 133
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. 18, 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.