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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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14,185Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics 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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Antibiotics

34% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

18,207

2014

15,545

2015

14,185

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 667

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

103

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

99

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

94

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
METFORMIN HCL 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

5 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
OMEPRAZOLE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

8 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

9 13
SIMVASTATIN 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

10 5
CLOPIDOGREL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

11 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

12 14
SUBOXONE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

13 57
LORAZEPAM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

14 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

15 25
GABAPENTIN 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

16 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

16 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

18 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

19 15
ALLOPURINOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

21 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 20
PREDNISONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

23 38
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 35
TRAMADOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 101
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 48
CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

28 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

30 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

31 43
ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 10
RANITIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 29
ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

34 19
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 212
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 48
SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 24
NEXIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 39 106
VALSARTAN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 47
LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 90
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 42 59
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 36
NAPROXEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 67
MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

47 45
MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

50 56
FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 51 62
VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

52 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 85
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

54 51
SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 55 111
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 93
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 126
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

57 141
LEVOFLOXACIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

A 57 70
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 61
OXYCONTIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 60 135
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 78
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

62 52
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

A 62 117
LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 65 95
OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 66 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 66 64
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

66 84
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. 12, 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.