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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,799Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
712 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$1.45M

2014

$1.48M

2015

$2.04M

2016

Number of Claims

15,456

2014

15,181

2015

13,799

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
ALPRAZOLAM 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

166

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

213

patients, 30% of all patients

A
SIMVASTATIN 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

130

patients, 18% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
SYMBICORT 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CLARITHROMYCIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

A 10
PROAIR HFA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRIVA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

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 May 13, 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.