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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,596Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

$1.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

423 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

7% of this provider’s 412 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Antibiotics

25% of this provider’s 423 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 423 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

61 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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

$1.62M

2014

$1.7M

2015

$1.83M

2016

Number of Claims

26,291

2014

26,652

2015

25,596

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 748

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

94

patients, 22% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 730

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

92

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
FUROSEMIDE 704

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 626

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

82

patients, 19% of all patients

4 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 621

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

5 7
GABAPENTIN 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

6 10
CLOPIDOGREL 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

7 18
SIMVASTATIN 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

8 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

9 1
VOLTAREN 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

10 97
OMEPRAZOLE 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

11 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

12 14
CRESTOR 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

13 87
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

14 21
METFORMIN HCL 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

15 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

16 25
MIRTAZAPINE 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

17 15
VALSARTAN 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

18 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

19 44
CARVEDILOL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

20 28
ALPRAZOLAM 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

21 37
JANUVIA 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

22 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

23 12
MECLIZINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

24 143
NEXIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

24 137
NAMENDA XR 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

27 48
VASCEPA 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

27 210
CLONIDINE HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

29 114
ATENOLOL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

30 33
DEXILANT 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

31 192
CREON 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

32 181
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

33 13
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

34 146
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

35 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

35 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

37 45
ALLOPURINOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

38 40
SYNTHROID 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 66
NAPROXEN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

40 140
AMITIZA 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

41 212
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

42 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

43 17
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

44 135
ZETIA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

45 109
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

46 53
TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

O 47 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

47 104
LORAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

49 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

50 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

51 20
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

51 264
MEMANTINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 47
TRAZODONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

54 24
TRADJENTA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

54 132
LIDOCAINE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

56 130
BENICAR HCT 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 271
ELIQUIS 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 55
SERTRALINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

59 11
AZELASTINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

60 241
FAMOTIDINE* 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

61 43
GLIPIZIDE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 74
VESICARE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 107
PROCTOZONE-HC 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

64 281
CLONAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

65 41
GLIPIZIDE ER 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

65 161
ADVAIR DISKUS 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

67 75
CELECOXIB 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

68 84
RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

69 49
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

70 246
ALCOHOL PADS 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

71 289
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

72 122
FINASTERIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

73 52
XARELTO 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 74 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

74 129
LOVASTATIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

76 81
DULOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

77 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

78 67
IBUPROFEN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

78 98
LACTULOSE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

80 82
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

81 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

81 65
VENTOLIN HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

83 133
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

84 197
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

85 139
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 86 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

O 86 63
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

88 236
REPAGLINIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 88 165
BUMETANIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 90 69
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 91 190
FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 91 121
CLOTRIMAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

93 180
ULORIC 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 93 318
LINZESS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 95 319
DICYCLOMINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 96 221
TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

97 173
KETOCONAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

97 120
RANEXA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 99 175
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 99 259
DUTASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 101 326
SANTYL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

102 119
MIDODRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 103 188
BENICAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 104 333
PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

104 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 104 172
PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

107 204
TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 108 174
RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 108 31
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 110 102
CLONIDINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 110 272
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

112 148
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 112 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 114 85
SOTALOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 115 278
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

A 116 77
OLANZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 116 56
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 118 158
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 April 13, 2015.
  • 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.