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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,318Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.91M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
963 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.97M

2015

$1.91M

2016

Number of Claims

5,239

2014

6,405

2015

7,318

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.

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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.

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

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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 763

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

197

patients, 20% of all patients

SPIRIVA 627

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 603

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

200

patients, 21% of all patients

PREDNISONE 600

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

177

patients, 18% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 508

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

175

patients, 18% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

159

patients, 17% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

A
QVAR 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DULERA 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ANORO ELLIPTA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ATROVENT HFA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DALIRESP 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% 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 June 20, 2011.
  • 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.