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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,965Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
751 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

$621K

2014

$793K

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

5,120

2014

5,313

2015

6,965

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.

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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
PREDNISONE 617

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

243

patients, 32% of all patients

SPIRIVA 526

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

163

patients, 22% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 506

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

151

patients, 20% of all patients

SYMBICORT 464

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

165

patients, 22% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 427

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 316

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

137

patients, 18% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 257

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

A
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

A
THEOPHYLLINE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

A
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

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 Dec. 13, 2010.
  • 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.