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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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11,363Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

$512K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

447 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

3% of this provider’s 403 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

39% of this provider’s 447 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 447 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$486K

2014

$506K

2015

$512K

2016

Number of Claims

10,026

2014

10,136

2015

11,363

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
FUROSEMIDE 603

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 456

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

3 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

7 14
SIMVASTATIN 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

8 5
GABAPENTIN 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

9 12
LORAZEPAM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

10 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
METFORMIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

12 8
OMEPRAZOLE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

13 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

14 21
SERTRALINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

15 24
CLOPIDOGREL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

16 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

17 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

18 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

19 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 20 17
ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

21 19
MIRTAZAPINE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

22 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

23 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
JANUVIA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 40
NAMENDA XR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 26 79
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

27 13
METFORMIN HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 104
AMOXICILLIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

A 29 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 20
METOLAZONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 146
ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

32 30
LOVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 69
TRAMADOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 34 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 35 27
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 108
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 59
OXYCODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 O 38 31
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 85
CEPHALEXIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

A 40 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 42 74
LEVOFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

A 42 70
FENTANYL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 O 42 79
DIGOXIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 45 96
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 46 89
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 46 37
CARVEDILOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 46 28
PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

49 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

50 51
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 51 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 46
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 53 62
LATANOPROST 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 53 136
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 July 28, 2010.
  • 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.