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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,663Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$911K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
421 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$924K

2014

$869K

2015

$911K

2016

Number of Claims

15,132

2014

14,010

2015

13,663

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
SIMVASTATIN 730

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

117

patients, 28% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 643

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

83

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 635

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

117

patients, 28% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 589

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

99

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 582

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

108

patients, 26% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 504

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

113

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

80

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

NEXIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

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VALSARTAN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
NAMENDA XR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SENSIPAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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 Jan. 9, 2015.
  • 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.