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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,683Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 483

$3.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 483

3,492 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances


Schedule Three
Controlled Substances


Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 28,750 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

73% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%.

Prescription Price

$123 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $161 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.

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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.

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A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.


A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.


An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.


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


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
Including Refills
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Florida
ADVAIR DISKUS 6,121 5,728 10 1 1
VENTOLIN HFA 3,377 3,112 10 2 7
SINGULAIR 3,044 2,857 10 3 6
QVAR 2,047 1,943 10 4 22
SPIRIVA 1,711 1,543 10 5 2
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 1,619 1,518 10 6 12
SYMBICORT 1,610 1,522 10 7 5
OMEPRAZOLE 1,354 1,291 8 10
PREDNISONE 945 904 10 3
LORATADINE 936 908 10 11 55
COMBIVENT 924 855 10 12 13
AZELASTINE HCL 762 718 10 13 40
XOPENEX HFA 615 569 10 14 49
NASONEX 558 522 10 15 21
PROAIR HFA 392 337 16 4
AZITHROMYCIN 300 281 17 9
ASTEPRO 283 258 10 18 66
DULERA 228 209 19 68
FORADIL 204 204 10 21 58
ALVESCO 161 157 10 22 130
ADVAIR HFA 150 146 23 26
FLOVENT HFA 150 136 23 36
PATANASE 143 141 10 25 105
CETIRIZINE HCL 135 125 26 143
DALIRESP 123 123 27 60
ZAFIRLUKAST 122 100 28 69
NYSTATIN 90 88 29 134
LEVOFLOXACIN 87 83 30 24
OMNARIS 75 64 10 31 176
THEO-24 54 47 32 95
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 17, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.