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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,905Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
944 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$878K

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.23M

2016

Number of Claims

14,368

2014

16,615

2015

15,905

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.

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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
SIMVASTATIN 753

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

173

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 634

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 571

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

156

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A
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 May 19, 2011.
  • 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.