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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,867Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$690K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
240 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$811K

2014

$675K

2015

$690K

2016

Number of Claims

6,956

2014

6,839

2015

7,867

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
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 824

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

108

patients, 45% of all patients

A 10
PREDNISONE 698

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

110

patients, 46% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 671

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

88

patients, 37% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 641

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

81

patients, 34% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 358

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

46

patients, 19% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

NYSTATIN 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

TACROLIMUS 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

VALGANCICLOVIR HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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SIROLIMUS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 21, 2014.
  • 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.