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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,475Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$742K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
416 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older
20% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category
SIMVASTATIN 532 509 109
LISINOPRIL 307 279 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 303 279 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 271 228 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 242 216 49
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 221 204 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 178 136 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166 161* 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 149* 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 140 135* 25
SPIRIVA 125 120* 26
PROAIR HFA 121 81 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121 116* 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 118 105 28
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 112 87 23
METFORMIN HCL 110 105* 26
OMEPRAZOLE 109 104* 25
ATENOLOL 103 98* 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 102 102 20
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 100 95* 18 R
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98 93* 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86 60 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86 57 15
FUROSEMIDE 85 85 20
JANUVIA 84 84 17
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 81 76* 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 74* 17
PREDNISONE 76 76 21
CLOPIDOGREL 70 70 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 62* 19
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 67 49 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 67 11
ALLOPURINOL 60 55* 16
SEREVENT DISKUS 54 <11 <11
GABAPENTIN 54 49* 16
PAROXETINE HCL 53 48* 16
SERTRALINE HCL 52 <11 <11
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 16, 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.