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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,754Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.72M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
610 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$1.21M

2014

$1.78M

2015

$2.72M

2016

Number of Claims

5,961

2014

5,509

2015

5,754

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.

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
PREDNISONE 476

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

188

patients, 31% of all patients

SPIRIVA 280

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

MINOCYCLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FUROSEMIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LETAIRIS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ANORO ELLIPTA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
AZELASTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% 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. 24, 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.