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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,562Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,045 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

$1.69M

2014

$1.77M

2015

$1.71M

2016

Number of Claims

10,747

2014

9,104

2015

8,562

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
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 963

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

305

patients, 29% of all patients

SPIRIVA 913

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

199

patients, 19% of all patients

10
ADVAIR DISKUS 899

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

222

patients, 21% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 700

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

247

patients, 24% of all patients

10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 672

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

167

patients, 16% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 524

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

302

patients, 29% of all patients

SYMBICORT 516

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

204

patients, 20% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 480

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

164

patients, 16% of all patients

10
PROAIR HFA 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

210

patients, 20% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

STIOLTO RESPIMAT 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

QVAR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SILDENAFIL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DALIRESP 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% 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 Dec. 20, 2010.
  • 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.