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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,354Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 274

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 274

503 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 345 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

64% of this provider’s 503 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

6% of this provider’s 345 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs *

46% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 58%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$187 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $317 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$1.14M

2012

$1.07M

2013

$1.37M

2014

$1.19M

2015

Number of Claims

6,875

2012

7,158

2013

8,648

2014

6,354

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
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

717

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

176

patients, 35% of all patients

1 4
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

671

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

294

patients, 58% of all patients

2 3
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

649

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

124

patients, 25% of all patients

3 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

357

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

130

patients, 26% of all patients

4 2
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

305

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
DALIRESP

Used to prevent the symptom... +

Used to prevent the symptoms (flare-ups) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

6 17
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

158

patients, 31% of all patients

A 7 35
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

245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

9 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

10 8
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

109

patients, 22% of all patients

A 11 7
CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

Treats certain types of skin infections, throat infections, and lung infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

101

patients, 20% of all patients

A 12 91
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

131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

13 6
DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

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

129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

14 9
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

15 12
NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

16 127
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

17 132
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

18 57
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

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

R 19 23
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole 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

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

19 25
XOPENEX HFA

Treats asthma and other lun... +

Treats asthma and other lung problems such as chronic bronchitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 21 97
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

22 73
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

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A 23 16
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 Aug. 7, 2013.
  • 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.