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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,657Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$899K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
569 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$358K

2014

$781K

2015

$899K

2016

Number of Claims

3,219

2014

7,182

2015

8,657

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
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 1,034

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

187

patients, 33% of all patients

PREDNISONE 647

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

206

patients, 36% of all patients

SYMBICORT 425

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

115

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

SPIRIVA 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

A
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ANORO ELLIPTA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

DALIRESP 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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RISPERIDONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<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. 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. 12, 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.
  • 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.