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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,070Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

$687K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

374 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

9% of this provider’s 348 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Antibiotics

50% of this provider’s 374 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 374 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$659K

2014

$666K

2015

$687K

2016

Number of Claims

11,120

2014

11,160

2015

12,070

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.

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 530

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

87

patients, 23% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 496

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 449

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

4 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

5 13
OMEPRAZOLE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
SIMVASTATIN 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
ALPRAZOLAM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

9 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

11 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

12 11
METFORMIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

13 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

14 3
ATENOLOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

15 19
AZITHROMYCIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

95

patients, 25% of all patients

A 16 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

17 25
SERTRALINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

18 24
TRAMADOL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 22
NUEDEXTA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

<11 20 132
LORAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

21 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

O 22 17
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 23 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 32
ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 30
GABAPENTIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

26 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

27 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

29 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 26
MIRTAZAPINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

31 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

32 42
CLONIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

33 88
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

33 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

35 46
SYNTHROID 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 34
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

37 28
CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

39 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 59
OXYCODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 41 31
ELIQUIS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 42 107
PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 43 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

44 48
BENICAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 45 138
OLANZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 129
VIMPAT 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 46 239
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 48 95
ZETIA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

49 77
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

50 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

51 43
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 51 40
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 53 66
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 54 54
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

54 122
BUMETANIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 56 105
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 57 64
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 58 35
RISPERIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 58 71
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 60 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 60 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

A 62 94
FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O 62 79
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

62 52
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

A 62 198
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 May 12, 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.