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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,363Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$628K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$371K

2014

$499K

2015

$628K

2016

Number of Claims

2,661

2014

3,149

2015

3,363

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 430

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

115

patients, 23% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 293

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

PREDNISONE 273

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

126

patients, 25% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 215

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

113

patients, 22% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 142

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 136

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

QVAR 131

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

SYMBICORT 131

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRIVA 96

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

DULERA 94

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 93

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

A
BREO ELLIPTA 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ATROVENT HFA 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FLOVENT HFA 53

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

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 March 8, 2012.
  • 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.