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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,223Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
894 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$1.25M

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

8,214

2014

6,821

2015

7,223

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
VENTOLIN HFA 902

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

318

patients, 36% of all patients

SYMBICORT 846

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

275

patients, 31% of all patients

SPIRIVA 807

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

195

patients, 22% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 714

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

190

patients, 21% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 569

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

175

patients, 20% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 402

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

158

patients, 18% of all patients

PROAIR RESPICLICK 355

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

140

patients, 16% of all patients

10
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

PREDNISONE 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

218

patients, 24% of all patients

QVAR 286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR HFA 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

A
CEFDINIR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

A
BREO ELLIPTA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ATROVENT HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% 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 March 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.