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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,784Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$735K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
671 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$549K

2014

$616K

2015

$735K

2016

Number of Claims

7,310

2014

7,220

2015

7,784

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.

P

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
ADVAIR DISKUS 469

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 444

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 422

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 411

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

130

patients, 19% of all patients

A
FLOVENT HFA 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

QVAR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% 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 Jan. 7, 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.