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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,546Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

449 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

20% of this provider’s 385 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

49% of this provider’s 449 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 449 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $241 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$749K

2014

$891K

2015

$1.2M

2016

Number of Claims

15,938

2014

18,316

2015

21,546

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,599

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,575

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

1 7
FUROSEMIDE 927

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

891

prescriptions.

101

patients, 22% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 890

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

825

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

4 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

5 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

6 1
LISINOPRIL 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
LORAZEPAM 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

9 19
RISPERIDONE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

11 22
OMEPRAZOLE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

12 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

13 26
NAMENDA XR 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

14 30
SIMVASTATIN 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

15 8
GABAPENTIN 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

16 15
SERTRALINE HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
METFORMIN HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

18 9
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

19 41
MIRTAZAPINE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

20 33
CLOPIDOGREL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

21 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 10
NOVOLOG 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

23 65
TRAMADOL HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

O 24 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

90

patients, 20% of all patients

A 26 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

27 20
FINASTERIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 63
LANTUS 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

29 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 39
ALLOPURINOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 32
MEMANTINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 74
NYSTATIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

33 90
CITALOPRAM HBR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 12
HALOPERIDOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 36 81
OXYCODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O 37 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O 37 36
BUMETANIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 109
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 82
DIGOXIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 60
TRAVASOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11 10 40 112
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

43 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

A 43 57
OLANZAPINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 79
TRAZODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

46 28
ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 23
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

48 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 55
CARVEDILOL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

50 29
CLONAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

51 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

52 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 69
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

58 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

59 52
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 60 53
JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 61 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

61 18
ALPRAZOLAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

63 34
CEPHALEXIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

A 64 83
LEVETIRACETAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 122
LYRICA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 66 62
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

66 31
HUMALOG 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

66 78
CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 69 88
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 123
DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 71 54
LATANOPROST 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

72 72
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

A 73 97
TRANSDERM-SCOP 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 127
LAMOTRIGINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 75 132
DIGOX 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 75 132
ARIPIPRAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P 77 139
GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 77 89
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 79 141
BUDESONIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 80 146
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

81 57
VESICARE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 82 150
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

83 153
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

A 84 154
ONDANSETRON HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

85 157
TORSEMIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 86 117
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 87 161
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 88 103
FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 88 75
SODIUM BICARBONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 90 167
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 91 170
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 91 87
OXYCONTIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 O 93 116
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

A 94 175
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 95 46
BUPROPION HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 95 177
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 March 23, 2018.
  • 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.