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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,958Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
517 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$580K

2014

$695K

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

6,671

2014

5,646

2015

5,958

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
PREDNISONE 590

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

287

patients, 56% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 510

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

148

patients, 29% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 386

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

175

patients, 34% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 333

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

127

patients, 25% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 277

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 274

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

112

patients, 22% of all patients

SYMBICORT 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ANORO ELLIPTA 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRIVA 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

A
BUPROPION XL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% 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 July 14, 2016.
  • 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.