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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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7,880Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 153 out of 628 providers in this state and specialty

$378K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 178 out of 628 providers in this state and specialty

463 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

23% of this provider’s 463 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 463 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

2014

$292K

2015

$378K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

5,840

2015

7,880

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 486

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

119

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 436

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

102

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL 378

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

91

patients, 20% of all patients

3 5
SIMVASTATIN 361

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
GLIPIZIDE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

9 26
CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

11 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
VIAGRA 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

14 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

15 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

16 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

17 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 22
RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
TEMAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

21 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

22 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

23 31
ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 21
PROAIR HFA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

25 82
LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 68
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 259
CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 24
AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

A 29 40
FUROSEMIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 13
LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 80
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 94
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 52
CIALIS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 115
KETOCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

35 88
TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

O 37 20
NIFEDIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 87
FOLIC ACID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 46
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 45
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 100
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 June 28, 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.