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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,134Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
944 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.66M

2015

$1.6M

2016

Number of Claims

13,768

2014

14,256

2015

13,134

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 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 463

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

PREDNISONE 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

181

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRIVA 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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PROAIR RESPICLICK 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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 April 22, 2015.
  • 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.