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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Podiatrist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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1,278Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 110

$49.1K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 110

367 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 205 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

6% of this provider’s 367 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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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 *

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

3 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 3.


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

$11.9K

2012

$26.6K

2013

$48.9K

2014

$49.1K

2015

Number of Claims

408

2012

981

2013

1,150

2014

1,278

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
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

364

prescriptions, 28% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

133

patients, 36% of all patients

1 4
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

247

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

82

patients, 22% of all patients

2 6
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

This medicine is an antifungal. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

4 11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

5 13
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

Treats skin infections in patients with severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

6 24
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 July 28, 2016.
  • 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.