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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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20,371Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

632 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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 558 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

40% of this provider’s 632 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 632 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$1.06M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

25,792

2014

20,201

2015

20,371

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 813

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

1 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 798

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

148

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 710

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

130

patients, 21% of all patients

3 9
FUROSEMIDE 697

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
SIMVASTATIN 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
LISINOPRIL 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

8 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

9 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

10 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

11 14
CLOPIDOGREL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

12 18
GABAPENTIN 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
SERTRALINE HCL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

14 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

15 21
HEPARIN SODIUM 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 131
OMEPRAZOLE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

17 7
LORAZEPAM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

18 16
CLONAZEPAM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

19 39
METFORMIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

20 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

21 23
TRAMADOL HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 22
TRAZODONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

23 44
NATEGLINIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 176
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

25 180
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O 26 27
ZETIA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 77
FAMOTIDINE* 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

29 62
ALPRAZOLAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 10
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

A 31 94
DONEPEZIL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

33 25
GLIPIZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 41
FINASTERIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

37 20
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

38 89
NAMENDA XR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

<11 38 79
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 35
LEVOFLOXACIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A 40 70
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11 40 143
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

43 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 87
LEVETIRACETAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 86
PREDNISONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

46 38
ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 48 17
ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

49 19
HYDRALAZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

50 122
DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 60
SUCRALFATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 170
AZITHROMYCIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 52 33
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

A 54 140
HUMALOG 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 175
LOVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 69
MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 45
AMOXICILLIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

A 58 58
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 29
CARVEDILOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

60 28
DIGOXIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 96
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 108
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 62 59
JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 64 40
OXYCODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 65 31
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 99
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 79
CEPHALEXIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 68 73
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

68 172
PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 70 65
FENTANYL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 O 71 79
MECLIZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

72 103
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 50
RISPERIDONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 72 71
MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

75 56
NOVOLOG 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

76 113
MIDODRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 76 235
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 85
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

78 120
DIGOX 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 80 183
NYSTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

80 128
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 61
LATANOPROST 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 136
METOLAZONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 82 146
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

82 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 86 64
REPAGLINIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 87 201
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

87 122
CARBAMAZEPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 89 155
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

90 88
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 72
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 92 74
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

93 52
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 15, 2016.
  • 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.