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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$552K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
249 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$523K

2014

$497K

2015

$552K

2016

Number of Claims

10,481

2014

9,731

2015

8,864

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
FUROSEMIDE 484

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

54

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 403

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

66

patients, 27% of all patients

ZETIA 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

76

patients, 31% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

61

patients, 24% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

50

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

54

patients, 22% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P
LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

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 May 23, 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.