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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,522Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
771 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$785K

2014

$864K

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

5,749

2014

5,689

2015

5,522

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
SYMBICORT 377

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 302

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

PREDNISONE 296

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 233

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRIVA 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ANORO ELLIPTA 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

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. 1, 2008.
  • 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.