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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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2,634Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
467 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

3,313

2014

3,223

2015

2,634

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.

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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 389

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

194

patients, 42% of all patients

SPIRIVA 345

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

112

patients, 24% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 222

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

SYMBICORT 204

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 174

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

90

patients, 19% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 140

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 118

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 109

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 94

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

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LEVOFLOXACIN 81

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LETAIRIS 50

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

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 July 20, 2015.
  • 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.