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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,652Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$966K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
656 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

$575K

2014

$673K

2015

$966K

2016

Number of Claims

4,918

2014

4,988

2015

5,652

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.

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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.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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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 588

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

150

patients, 23% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 372

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

SYMBICORT 328

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 289

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

ADVAIR HFA 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 209

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRIVA 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

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COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

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DULERA 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFDINIR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DALIRESP 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SEREVENT DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

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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. 30, 2010.
  • 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.