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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,514Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$557K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
360 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$554K

2014

$543K

2015

$557K

2016

Number of Claims

3,615

2014

3,239

2015

3,514

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
AZITHROMYCIN 580

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

238

patients, 66% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 404

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

153

patients, 43% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 287

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

139

patients, 39% of all patients

A
CEFUROXIME 249

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

139

patients, 39% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

120

patients, 33% of all patients

A
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 177

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

119

patients, 33% of all patients

CLARITHROMYCIN 172

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

90

patients, 25% of all patients

A 10
PROAIR HFA 149

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

MINOCYCLINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 127

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRIVA 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

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 24, 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.