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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,256Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
571 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$694K

2014

$1.55M

2015

$1.49M

2016

Number of Claims

3,723

2014

4,033

2015

4,256

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.

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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
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 581

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

118

patients, 21% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 457

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

185

patients, 32% of all patients

SPIRIVA 326

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

PREDNISONE 287

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

121

patients, 21% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 266

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

SYMBICORT 199

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 161

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 157

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 155

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 118

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

ADVAIR HFA 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

A
OMEPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

STIOLTO RESPIMAT 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OFEV 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

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ANORO ELLIPTA 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

DALIRESP 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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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 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 Oct. 4, 2007.
  • 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.