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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,852Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$740K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
476 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$442K

2014

$699K

2015

$740K

2016

Number of Claims

6,745

2014

6,716

2015

6,852

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 428

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

136

patients, 29% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 246

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

117

patients, 25% of all patients

A
OMEPRAZOLE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRIVA 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

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DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLOVENT DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 June 18, 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.