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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,803Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
519 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$844K

2014

$959K

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

4,221

2014

4,602

2015

4,803

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 509

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

PREDNISONE 431

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

186

patients, 36% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 388

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

SYMBICORT 340

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

98

patients, 19% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 304

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

SPIRIVA 265

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 247

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

107

patients, 21% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

A
CLARITHROMYCIN 126

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CEFDINIR 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

A
OMEPRAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

A
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

XOPENEX HFA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% 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 Nov. 7, 2007.
  • 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.