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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,681Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
501 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$808K

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.78M

2016

Number of Claims

2,485

2014

2,875

2015

3,681

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
PREDNISONE 351

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

150

patients, 30% of all patients

SPIRIVA 340

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

SYMBICORT 308

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 248

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 204

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

ANORO ELLIPTA 200

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 147

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 139

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

A
THEOPHYLLINE 102

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ZAFIRLUKAST 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

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 Aug. 24, 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.