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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,935Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
755 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$310K

2014

$720K

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

2,337

2014

3,280

2015

4,935

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
PREDNISONE 716

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

345

patients, 46% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 300

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

191

patients, 25% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 280

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 273

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRIVA 247

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ZALEPLON 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR RESPICLICK 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ANORO ELLIPTA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

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 July 27, 2015.
  • 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.