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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,393Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$680K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$736K

2014

$673K

2015

$680K

2016

Number of Claims

14,525

2014

13,420

2015

12,393

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
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 940

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

875

prescriptions.

205

patients, 37% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 600

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

107

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 516

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

PREDNISONE 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

135

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

A
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 June 9, 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.