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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,852Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
712 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$1.26M

2014

$1.31M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

13,820

2014

15,231

2015

13,852

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. 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 828

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

160

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 795

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

172

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 772

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

181

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 758

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

150

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 565

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

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FENOFIBRATE* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ELMIRON 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CEFUROXIME 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A
GEMFIBROZIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

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 Sept. 16, 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.