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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,989Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$7.69M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
175 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$3.54M

2014

$5.24M

2015

$7.69M

2016

Number of Claims

3,605

2014

3,952

2015

3,989

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
ADCIRCA 329

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

43

patients, 25% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 277

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

45

patients, 26% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 263

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

45

patients, 26% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 193

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 17% of all patients

A
FUROSEMIDE 192

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

44

patients, 25% of all patients

LETAIRIS 179

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

ORENITRAM ER 156

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 10
TRACLEER 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

VALGANCICLOVIR HCL 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

OPSUMIT 107

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

TACROLIMUS 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

SILDENAFIL 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
NOXAFIL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 10
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 Nov. 23, 2010.
  • 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.