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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,848Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$698K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
597 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$660K

2014

$675K

2015

$698K

2016

Number of Claims

9,243

2014

8,797

2015

8,848

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
SIMVASTATIN 415

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

SYMBICORT 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 324

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRIVA 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

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DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

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QUINAPRIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 14, 2018.
  • 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.