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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,640Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
730 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.56M

2015

$1.78M

2016

Number of Claims

8,068

2014

8,651

2015

9,640

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.

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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.

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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
PREDNISONE 647

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

218

patients, 30% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

SPIRIVA 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

SYMBICORT 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

134

patients, 18% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

A
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

O
XARELTO 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 A
SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

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 April 24, 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.