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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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16,668Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

457 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

6% of this provider’s 413 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

36% of this provider’s 457 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 457 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$1.44M

2014

$1.39M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

17,567

2014

16,745

2015

16,668

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 623

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

105

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
FUROSEMIDE 469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

5 13
SIMVASTATIN 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

8 15
GABAPENTIN 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

10 14
CARVEDILOL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

11 28
OMEPRAZOLE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

12 7
METFORMIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

13 8
SERTRALINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

14 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
JANUVIA 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

16 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

16 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

16 23
OXYCODONE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 31
ELIQUIS 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

20 107
SYNTHROID 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

21 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 25
TRAMADOL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 22
LORAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

24 16
CLOPIDOGREL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

25 18
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

26 109
SPIRONOLACTONE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

27 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

28 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

O 29 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

30 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

31 36
MYRBETRIQ 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 118
ATENOLOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 75
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 122
OXYCONTIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 135
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 124
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

38 82
BUMETANIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 105
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

40 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

41 122
NAMZARIC 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 42 203
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 44 64
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 85
PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

46 38
BENAZEPRIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

47 110
CLONAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

48 39
RANITIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

49 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

50 43
NAMENDA XR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 52 79
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 50
DIGOXIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 96
WARFARIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 56 126
ONDANSETRON HCL* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

57 147
LACTULOSE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 57 75
CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

57 68
SPIRIVA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

60 111
TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

60 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 51
LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 63 95
CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

63 88
BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 63 121
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

63 37
JANTOVEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 63 191
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

68 144
METFORMIN HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

68 104
RAMIPRIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

68 115
PAROXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

71 65
WELCHOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 72 244
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

A 72 198
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 74 248
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 75 126
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

75 66
INVOKANA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 77 255
GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 77 55
ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

77 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 80 59
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

80 53
LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

A 82 70
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

A 82 140
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 99
VIIBRYD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 85 261
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

85 83
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

85 61
VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 85 168
MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

89 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 90 101
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 July 12, 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.