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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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8,478Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

$729K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

210 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

19% of this provider’s 127 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 210 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

47% of this provider’s 210 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$1.04M

2014

$898K

2015

$729K

2016

Number of Claims

13,491

2014

11,298

2015

8,478

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
LORAZEPAM 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

40

patients, 19% of all patients

1 16
GABAPENTIN 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

49

patients, 23% of all patients

2 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

35

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 20% of all patients

4 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 20% of all patients

O 5 17
FUROSEMIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 7 11
ALPRAZOLAM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

8 10
FENTANYL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 79
KLOR-CON M10 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

10 161
OXYCODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

12 14
CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

13 28
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

14 145
TRAMADOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

O 14 22
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

14 159
SERTRALINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

17 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
SYNTHROID 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 19 34
DULOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

20 60
CLOPIDOGREL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

21 18
XARELTO 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

22 63
ONDANSETRON HCL* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

23 147
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

24 36
VICTOZA 2-PAK 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

25 219
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 27
TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 25 44
LINZESS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

28 221
OMEPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

28 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

30 32
LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

31 90
AMITIZA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

32 227
JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 33 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

34 3
KLOR-CON M20 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

34 235
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

36 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 36 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

36 15
BREO ELLIPTA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

39 171
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 39 35
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

41 39
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 42 124
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 43 96
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

44 13
BYSTOLIC 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 44 125
ARIPIPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 205
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 47 25
METFORMIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 47 8
TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 5% of all patients

49 200
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 June 12, 2014.
  • 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.