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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,124Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$960K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
947 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$899K

2014

$888K

2015

$960K

2016

Number of Claims

13,979

2014

14,840

2015

15,124

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,071

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,016

prescriptions.

323

patients, 34% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 713

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

184

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

157

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

159

patients, 17% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

173

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

130

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

NAPROXEN 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

158

patients, 17% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

144

patients, 15% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BREO ELLIPTA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Oct. 23, 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.