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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,703Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$510K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
671 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% 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

$504K

2014

$502K

2015

$510K

2016

Number of Claims

7,139

2014

8,058

2015

8,703

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.

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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 472

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 427

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

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 Feb. 21, 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.