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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,552Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
724 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

$882K

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.38M

2016

Number of Claims

5,686

2014

5,706

2015

6,552

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
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 822

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

144

patients, 20% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 646

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

182

patients, 25% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 616

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

141

patients, 19% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 425

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

SYMBICORT 398

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

SPIRIVA 380

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 347

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

155

patients, 21% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 254

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

FLOVENT DISKUS 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

10
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

NASONEX 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ANORO ELLIPTA 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DULERA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

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 Dec. 8, 2008.
  • 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.