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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,465Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$598K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
452 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$797K

2014

$702K

2015

$598K

2016

Number of Claims

11,947

2014

10,589

2015

9,465

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 808

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

119

patients, 26% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

90

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

90

patients, 20% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

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 April 28, 2008.
  • 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.