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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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19,036Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 23 providers in this state and specialty

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 23 providers in this state and specialty

500 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

15 of this provider’s 453 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

51% of this provider’s 500 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

129 of this provider’s 500 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

18% 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 $138 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$1.11M

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

19,410

2014

19,709

2015

19,036

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 781

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

724

prescriptions.

112

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 648

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

114

patients, 23% of all patients

2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

93

patients, 19% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

95

patients, 19% of all patients

5 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

6 15
ATENOLOL 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

7 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 13
OMEPRAZOLE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

9 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

10 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

11 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

12 8
GABAPENTIN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

13 14
METFORMIN HCL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

14 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

15 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

16 28
FENOFIBRATE* 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

17 76
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

18 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

19 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

19 26
GLIPIZIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

19 47
LORAZEPAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

22 30
MELOXICAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

23 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

24 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

25 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

26 25
DULOXETINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 36
SYNTHROID 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

28 53
ALPRAZOLAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

29 21
OXYCODONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 40
SERTRALINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

31 17
CEFUROXIME 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

A 32 85
NAMENDA XR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 46
ALLOPURINOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

34 31
TERAZOSIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

35 97
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 87
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

37 16
TRAMADOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O 38 29
CLOPIDOGREL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

39 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

40 42
CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 27
PREDNISONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

42 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 33
ZETIA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

44 69
MEMANTINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 84
CLONIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 71
BUMETANIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 58
NUEDEXTA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 47 137
MIRTAZAPINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 43
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

50 114
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

51 100
AMOXICILLIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

A 52 110
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 100
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

54 63
AZITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

A 54 41
LEVETIRACETAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 56 61
BUDESONIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 57 145
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

A 58 102
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

59 66
OLANZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P 61 151
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 55
FENTANYL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O 63 82
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 64 155
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 94
SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 67 89
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 68 163
VESICARE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 69 99
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

70 166
NOVOLOG 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 71 127
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 72 106
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 73 54
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 74 75
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 75 174
NYSTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

75 111
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 77 131
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 78 95
KLOR-CON M10 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 78 178
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 80 39
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 80 181
BUPROPION HCL SR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 80 131
LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 83 88
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 83
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 84 133
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 84 67
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 84 34
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 88 96
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 88 81
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 90 194
GLIPIZIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

90 135
LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 90 194
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 93 78
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

93 45
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 Oct. 7, 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.