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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,231Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
769 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$515K

2012

$680K

2013

$1.26M

2014

$1.31M

2015

Number of Claims

8,608

2012

9,783

2013

13,820

2014

15,231

2015

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. 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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

929

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

840

prescriptions.

180

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

894

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

194

patients, 25% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

885

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

780

prescriptions.

198

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

744

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

Lowers high triglyceride and cholesterol levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

Used to treat asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

Benazepril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

Labetalol is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ

The combination of spironol... +

The combination of spironolactone and hydrochlorothiazide, a 'water pill,' is used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention caused by various conditions, including heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Sept. 16, 2015.
  • 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.