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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,104Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
589 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$992K

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

6,711

2014

6,656

2015

7,104

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 1,076

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

217

patients, 37% of all patients

PREDNISONE 907

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

765

prescriptions.

282

patients, 48% of all patients

SPIRIVA 556

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

146

patients, 25% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 533

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

127

patients, 22% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 431

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 347

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

181

patients, 31% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 347

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

TERBUTALINE SULFATE 274

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

10
PROAIR HFA 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

DULERA 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TUDORZA PRESSAIR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

THEO-24 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

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 Feb. 15, 2013.
  • 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.