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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,779Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
531 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$1.14M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.38M

2016

Number of Claims

4,792

2014

4,950

2015

4,779

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
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 597

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

232

patients, 44% of all patients

SPIRIVA 475

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

94

patients, 18% of all patients

QVAR 391

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

10
AZITHROMYCIN 343

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 303

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ANORO ELLIPTA 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

STIOLTO RESPIMAT 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DALIRESP 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
OMEPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
CHANTIX 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR RESPICLICK 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% 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 26, 2016.
  • 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.