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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,422Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$569K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
168 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$491K

2014

$550K

2015

$569K

2016

Number of Claims

8,709

2014

8,187

2015

8,422

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
FUROSEMIDE 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

34

patients, 20% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

25

patients, 15% of all patients

JANTOVEN 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

30

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

23

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

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LORAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 16% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 18% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

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NYSTATIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 15% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 14% of all patients

LANTUS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
BUDESONIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE HCL* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
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 Aug. 12, 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.