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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,661Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

$336K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

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

7% 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

19% of this provider’s 512 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 512 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$294K

2014

$350K

2015

$336K

2016

Number of Claims

3,992

2014

4,919

2015

5,661

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
SIMVASTATIN 350

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

4 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

5 20
FENOFIBRATE* 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

6 91
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

6 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

8 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

9 3
OMEPRAZOLE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

10 7
LORAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

11 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

12 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

13 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

14 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

15 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

16 13
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

17 109
ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

17 10
ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

19 30
CHLORTHALIDONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

20 193
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

20 51
SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

22 24
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 Jan. 16, 2017.
  • 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.