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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,486Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 497

$1.96M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 497

1,160 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 966 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 1,160 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

5% of this provider’s 966 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 1,160 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 53%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$230 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $301 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.11M

2012

$1.25M

2013

$1.51M

2014

$1.96M

2015

Number of Claims

5,993

2012

7,742

2013

8,577

2014

8,486

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

791

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

183

patients, 16% of all patients

1 3
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

707

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

368

patients, 32% of all patients

2 6
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

504

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

3 1
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

342

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

4 5
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

5 4
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

6 56
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

7 38
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

A 8 8
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

131

patients, 11% of all patients

A 9 16
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

10 11
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

11 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

R 12 24
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

13 20
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

14 55
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

15 2
BREO ELLIPTA

Treats asthma in patients n... +

Treats asthma in patients not adequately controlled a long-term asthma medicine and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

16 10
ADVAIR HFA

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

17 30
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

18 28
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

18 65
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

20 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

21 7
TUDORZA PRESSAIR

Used as a long term treatme... +

Used as a long term treatment to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

22 41
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT

Treats chronic obstructive ... +

Treats chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

23 26
ZAFIRLUKAST 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

23 114
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

25 79
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

A 26 40
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

27 179
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 28 54
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

29 34
DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

Used to treat asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

29 32
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

31 125
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

A 31 93
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

31 14
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

34 49
ANORO ELLIPTA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

35 29
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

36 69
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Oct. 19, 2009.
  • 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.