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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,162Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$396K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
200 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$520K

2014

$489K

2015

$396K

2016

Number of Claims

2,641

2014

3,196

2015

4,162

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
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 344

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

52

patients, 26% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 305

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

48

patients, 24% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 302

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

57

patients, 28% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 17% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 119

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 115

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

TACROLIMUS 109

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

NYSTATIN 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

VALGANCICLOVIR HCL 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

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VALACYCLOVIR 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

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GABAPENTIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 4, 2014.
  • 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.