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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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19,489Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

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

37% 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

4% of this provider’s 678 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

24% of this provider’s 749 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 749 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.1M

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

18,820

2014

19,212

2015

19,489

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 1,032

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

967

prescriptions.

163

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 684

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 650

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

6 15
LORAZEPAM 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

7 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

8 32
METFORMIN HCL 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

9 8
MEMANTINE HCL 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

10 92
WARFARIN SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

11 11
GABAPENTIN 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

O 13 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

14 3
CLOPIDOGREL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

14 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

16 9
SIMVASTATIN 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

17 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

19 37
ATENOLOL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

20 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

21 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
SERTRALINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

23 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

24 25
TRAZODONE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

26 74
MIRTAZAPINE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

27 45
TRAMADOL HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

O 28 22
ALLOPURINOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

29 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

30 23
XARELTO 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

31 63
CARVEDILOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 28
MYRBETRIQ 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

<11 33 118
NAMENDA XR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 79
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 20
LYRICA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

<11 37 90
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

38 14
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 61
TERAZOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

40 166
ALPRAZOLAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

40 10
FENTANYL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 79
ZETIA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11 43 77
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 85
JANUVIA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 40
CELECOXIB 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 83
FAMOTIDINE* 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 62
MELOXICAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 56
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

49 181
DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 60
VALSARTAN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

51 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 52 75
METFORMIN HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 104
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 54 27
BENICAR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 55 138
ELIQUIS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 107
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 36
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 57 126
MUPIROCIN* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

59 151
AZILECT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 60 225
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 225
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 62 233
NEUPRO 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 63 235
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

63 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 26
SYNTHROID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 67 101
RISPERIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 68 71
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O 68 124
BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 70 87
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 43
LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A 72 70
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 66
AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A 73 58
DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 97
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 75 48
BUMETANIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 77 105
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 77 164
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 77 54
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 80 86
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 78
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

80 38
RIVASTIGMINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 83 210
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 Nov. 10, 2011.
  • 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.