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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,579Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,208 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

8,776

2014

9,386

2015

8,579

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.

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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.

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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
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 2,220

prescriptions, 26% of all prescriptions

2,093

prescriptions.

605

patients, 50% of all patients

10
SYMBICORT 2,171

prescriptions, 25% of all prescriptions

2,022

prescriptions.

539

patients, 45% of all patients

10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 765

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

229

patients, 19% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 474

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 451

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 342

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRIVA 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

PROAIR RESPICLICK 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

10
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

151

patients, 13% of all patients

DYMISTA 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

10
BREO ELLIPTA 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

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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 July 9, 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.