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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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9,589Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

$678K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

148 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% * Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

14 of this provider’s 62 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

49% of this provider’s 148 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

65 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

$624K

2014

$641K

2015

$678K

2016

Number of Claims

10,565

2014

10,228

2015

9,589

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
LACTULOSE 648

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

33

patients, 22% of all patients

1 75
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 592

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

51

patients, 34% of all patients

2 1
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

24

patients, 16% of all patients

3 89
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 16% of all patients

4 130
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

6 150
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

6 75
RISPERIDONE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

P 8 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 14% of all patients

9 23
FAMOTIDINE* 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 14% of all patients

9 62
LEVETIRACETAM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

11 86
OMEPRAZOLE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

12 7
FINASTERIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

13 66
PHENYTOIN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

14 176
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

15 42
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

16 183
SIMVASTATIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

16 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

18 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

19 43
OLANZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 20 129
FUROSEMIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

21 6
CLONAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 12% of all patients

22 39
SUBOXONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 13% of all patients

23 57
LOVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 24 69
LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 22% of all patients

25 16
LISINOPRIL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 26 2
PHENOBARBITAL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 27 164
MUPIROCIN* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

28 151
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 29 9
METFORMIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 30 8
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 31 139
CARBAMAZEPINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 32 155
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 33 221
LAMOTRIGINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 34 185
NEXIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 34 106
LATANOPROST 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 36 136
BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 37 121
CELECOXIB 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 37 83
BUDESONIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 39 235
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 40 21
DIGOXIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 41 96
DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 42 97
RALOXIFENE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 42 250
GABAPENTIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 44 12
HYDROCORTISONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 45 186
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 46 255
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 47 50
ARIPIPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 205
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 49 35
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 3, 2008.
  • 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.