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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,926Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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

$435K

2014

$681K

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

3,694

2014

4,137

2015

4,926

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 606

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

282

patients, 45% of all patients

SYMBICORT 532

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

149

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 471

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

263

patients, 42% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 261

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 241

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 229

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 216

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR RESPICLICK 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DULERA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFDINIR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

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 Feb. 9, 2016.
  • 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.