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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,842Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,047 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$1.01M

2014

$1.37M

2015

$1.67M

2016

Number of Claims

8,648

2014

8,906

2015

8,842

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.

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
FAMOTIDINE* 863

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

193

patients, 18% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 503

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

213

patients, 20% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 495

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

210

patients, 20% of all patients

SYMBICORT 419

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

PREDNISONE 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 342

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 338

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

207

patients, 20% of all patients

SPIRIVA 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

138

patients, 13% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

A
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ANORO ELLIPTA 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ADVAIR HFA 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR RESPICLICK 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

DULERA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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patients, 2% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NUVIGIL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MODAFINIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

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 May 8, 2013.
  • 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.