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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Allergy Immunology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,007Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$951K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$479K

2012

$576K

2013

$926K

2014

$951K

2015

Number of Claims

4,225

2012

4,769

2013

4,690

2014

4,007

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
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

1,251

prescriptions, 31% of all prescriptions

1,127

prescriptions.

266

patients, 52% 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

540

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

184

patients, 36% of all patients

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

250

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

100

patients, 20% of all patients

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

169

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

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

118

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

R
CARBINOXAMINE MALEATE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

R 10
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

CLEMASTINE FUMARATE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

R 10
ZAFIRLUKAST 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH

Dexamethasone reduces the i... +

Dexamethasone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% 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

82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

DYMISTA 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

OLOPATADINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

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

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

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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 March 1, 2013.
  • 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.