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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,810Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$503K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
371 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$525K

2014

$492K

2015

$503K

2016

Number of Claims

9,132

2014

8,905

2015

8,810

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 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

76

patients, 20% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

71

patients, 19% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

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 Aug. 18, 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.