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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,502Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
670 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% 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

$640K

2014

$735K

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

3,977

2014

5,025

2015

5,502

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 1,016

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

843

prescriptions.

233

patients, 35% of all patients

PREDNISONE 715

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

305

patients, 46% of all patients

SYMBICORT 603

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

172

patients, 26% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 340

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

153

patients, 23% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 294

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

199

patients, 30% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 292

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 259

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

SPIRIVA 253

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

PROAIR RESPICLICK 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CEFDINIR 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

A
DALIRESP 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DULERA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% 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 Feb. 13, 2012.
  • 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.