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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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10,692Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

$560K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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 397 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

41% of this provider’s 451 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 451 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$761K

2014

$756K

2015

$560K

2016

Number of Claims

15,752

2014

15,492

2015

10,692

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 699

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

84

patients, 19% of all patients

1 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 567

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

2 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 375

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
METFORMIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
LORAZEPAM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

8 16
OMEPRAZOLE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

9 7
GLIPIZIDE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

10 41
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

11 72
CLOPIDOGREL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

12 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
SIMVASTATIN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

14 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

15 36
LISINOPRIL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

16 2
FLUOXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

17 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
GABAPENTIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

18 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

20 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

O 21 17
SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

22 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 24 27
CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 26
AZITHROMYCIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

A 27 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 61
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

30 10
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

A 31 117
AMOXICILLIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

A 32 58
TRAMADOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 22
KLOR-CON M10 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 161
RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 46
OXYCODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O 37 31
LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 69
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 39 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 40 48
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 42 65
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 99
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 23
AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 45 172
NAMENDA XR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 46 79
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 March 15, 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.