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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,575Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$9.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
510 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$4.81M

2014

$10.7M

2015

$9.54M

2016

Number of Claims

6,080

2014

5,654

2015

5,575

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
PREDNISONE 792

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

250

patients, 49% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 312

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

SYMBICORT 245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 241

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

A
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

H.P. ACTHAR 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

10
VENTOLIN HFA 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

A
OMEPRAZOLE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ESBRIET 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FLUCONAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ASMANEX 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

A
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
PULMICORT FLEXHALER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

QVAR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% 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 Aug. 18, 2017.
  • 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.