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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,847Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
465 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$582K

2014

$736K

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

3,099

2014

3,205

2015

3,847

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
SYMBICORT 411

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

104

patients, 22% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 251

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

PREDNISONE 243

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

103

patients, 22% of all patients

SPIRIVA 237

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

DALIRESP 227

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 155

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 154

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 118

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

A
BREO ELLIPTA 104

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

QVAR 58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ADVAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% 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 June 1, 2010.
  • 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.