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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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13,747Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 23 providers in this state and specialty

$980K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 23 providers in this state and specialty

504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

41% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

179 of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

17% 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 $138 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$961K

2014

$953K

2015

$980K

2016

Number of Claims

12,844

2014

12,816

2015

13,747

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 726

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

95

patients, 19% of all patients

1 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 501

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

6 3
GABAPENTIN 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

7 14
BUMETANIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

8 58
TRAMADOL HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

O 9 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

10 9
METFORMIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
FUROSEMIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

12 5
PREDNISONE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

13 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

14 48
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

16 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

17 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

18 80
ALPRAZOLAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

18 21
CLOPIDOGREL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

20 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 19
HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

O 10 23 116
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 73
ATENOLOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

A 26 54
DULOXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 15
SERTRALINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 17
CLONIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 71
CHLORTHALIDONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 115
CITALOPRAM HBR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

32 25
VALSARTAN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

34 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 55
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

37 100
NIFEDIPINE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 138
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

39 10
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 77
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
LEVETIRACETAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 61
AZITHROMYCIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

A 43 41
GLIPIZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

44 118
ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 31
TERAZOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 97
MOMETASONE FUROATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

47 151
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

49 153
TRIBENZOR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 154
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 74
TOPIRAMATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 128
TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 92
CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 27
LANSOPRAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 50
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 60
BYSTOLIC 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 58 167
SYNTHROID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

58 53
CEFUROXIME 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

A 60 85
CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

61 49
ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 62 69
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 63 181
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 63 95
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

65 130
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

66 63
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

67 39
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 68 100
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

A 69 124
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 103
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 29, 2013.
  • 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.