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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,215Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
685 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

$1.79M

2014

$1.63M

2015

$1.58M

2016

Number of Claims

17,947

2014

17,056

2015

15,215

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 2,180

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

2,139

prescriptions.

365

patients, 53% of all patients

10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 1,096

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,061

prescriptions.

324

patients, 47% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 1,014

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,009

prescriptions.

266

patients, 39% of all patients

10
ADVAIR DISKUS 823

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

127

patients, 19% of all patients

FLOVENT DISKUS 679

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

10
SIMVASTATIN 570

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 567

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

SPIRIVA 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QVAR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PATADAY 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NASONEX 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
MOMETASONE FUROATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CALCITONIN-SALMON 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 Nov. 4, 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.