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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,448Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$733K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
219 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$631K

2014

$735K

2015

$733K

2016

Number of Claims

3,675

2014

3,903

2015

4,448

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 475

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

69

patients, 32% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

45

patients, 21% of all patients

PREDNISONE 302

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

62

patients, 28% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 285

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 21% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 221

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 15% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 112

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

NYSTATIN 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

TACROLIMUS 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% 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 Jan. 30, 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.