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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,270Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 497

$3.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 497

1,355 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

0% of this provider’s 1,271 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

22% of this provider’s 1,355 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs 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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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

53% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 53%.

Prescription Price

$162 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $301 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.91M

2012

$2.35M

2013

$2.37M

2014

$3.12M

2015

Number of Claims

11,858

2012

15,351

2013

16,050

2014

19,270

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 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.

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.

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
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

3,398

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

3,192

prescriptions.

611

patients, 45% of all patients

10 1 3
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

2,790

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

2,605

prescriptions.

764

patients, 56% of all patients

10 2 4
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

2,518

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

2,350

prescriptions.

560

patients, 41% of all patients

10 3 7
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

1,779

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,654

prescriptions.

360

patients, 27% of all patients

10 4 2
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

1,114

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,030

prescriptions.

240

patients, 18% of all patients

5 1
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

981

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

917

prescriptions.

386

patients, 28% of all patients

6 6
BREO ELLIPTA

Treats asthma in patients n... +

Treats asthma in patients not adequately controlled a long-term asthma medicine and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

731

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

185

patients, 14% of all patients

10 7 10
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

614

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

110

patients, 8% of all patients

8 5
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

569

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

145

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9 9
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

10 21
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

129

patients, 10% of all patients

11 23
ANORO ELLIPTA 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

10 12 29
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

13 28
FLOVENT HFA

Prevents asthma attacks. Th... +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

10 14 46
FLOVENT DISKUS 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

10 15 70
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

16 14
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

154

patients, 11% of all patients

A 17 8
ADVAIR HFA

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

18 30
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

This medicine is an antifungal. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

19 105
DYMISTA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

20 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

A 21 39
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

22 11
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT

Treats chronic obstructive ... +

Treats chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

23 26
NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

24 37
XOPENEX HFA

Treats asthma and other lun... +

Treats asthma and other lung problems such as chronic bronchitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

25 74
THEO-24 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

26 191
DALIRESP

Used to prevent the symptom... +

Used to prevent the symptoms (flare-ups) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 26 42
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

A 28 93
SILDENAFIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

29 82
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 May 24, 2016.
  • 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.