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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,852Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
599 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$1.25M

2014

$1.88M

2015

$2.08M

2016

Number of Claims

3,262

2014

3,860

2015

3,852

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
SYMBICORT 517

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

SPIRIVA 474

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

PREDNISONE 310

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

146

patients, 24% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 240

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 172

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 139

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 138

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

ANORO ELLIPTA 117

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR HFA 112

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ADCIRCA 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

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 May 23, 2012.
  • 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.