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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,815Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
711 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$656K

2014

$784K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

4,419

2014

4,509

2015

4,815

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
PROAIR HFA 509

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

253

patients, 36% of all patients

SYMBICORT 440

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

144

patients, 20% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 324

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 313

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 281

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

130

patients, 18% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

RIFAMPIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
QVAR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 12, 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.