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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,845Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
517 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$1M

2014

$1.44M

2015

$1.29M

2016

Number of Claims

4,817

2014

5,030

2015

3,845

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
ADVAIR DISKUS 398

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 389

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

121

patients, 23% of all patients

SPIRIVA 375

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

PREDNISONE 304

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

SYMBICORT 251

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 176

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 147

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

ADVAIR HFA 126

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

DULERA 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

THEO-24 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ANORO ELLIPTA 62

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

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 March 31, 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.