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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,362Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$442K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
521 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$278K

2014

$286K

2015

$442K

2016

Number of Claims

3,889

2014

3,739

2015

4,362

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 251

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

116

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 155

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 115

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

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 Jan. 21, 2014.
  • 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.