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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Critical Care Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,154Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,240 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$836K

2012

$1.32M

2013

$1.63M

2014

$2.08M

2015

Number of Claims

6,933

2012

9,354

2013

11,198

2014

12,154

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

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
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,619

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,164

prescriptions.

286

patients, 23% of all patients

10
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,598

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,168

prescriptions.

351

patients, 28% of all patients

10
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,122

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

447

patients, 36% of all patients

SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

907

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

229

patients, 18% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

656

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

186

patients, 15% of all patients

10
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

640

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

237

patients, 19% of all patients

QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

190

patients, 15% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

431

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

128

patients, 10% of all patients

10
ADVAIR HFA

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

10
FLOVENT HFA

Prevents asthma attacks. Th... +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

181

patients, 15% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

152

patients, 12% of all patients

A
TUDORZA PRESSAIR

Used as a long term treatme... +

Used as a long term treatment to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

Used to treat asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT

Treats chronic obstructive ... +

Treats chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

Treats certain types of skin infections, throat infections, and lung infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R
THEOPHYLLINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA

Treats asthma in patients n... +

Treats asthma in patients not adequately controlled a long-term asthma medicine and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

ASMANEX

Mometasone inhalation is us... +

Mometasone inhalation is used to prevent difficulty breathing, chest tightness, wheezing, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

28

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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Jan. 26, 2012.
  • 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.