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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,686Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 29 providers in this state and specialty

$623K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 29 providers in this state and specialty

174 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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

20% of this provider’s 154 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

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

50 of this provider’s 174 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

48% of this provider’s 174 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 75%.

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Brand Name Drugs

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $120 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

102 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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 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
OMEPRAZOLE 847

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

802

prescriptions.

44

patients, 25% of all patients

1 15
FUROSEMIDE 828

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

43

patients, 25% of all patients

2 16
LISINOPRIL 782

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

739

prescriptions.

42

patients, 24% of all patients

3 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 681

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

33

patients, 19% of all patients

4 20
GABAPENTIN 651

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

30

patients, 17% of all patients

5 1
SERTRALINE HCL 598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

32

patients, 18% of all patients

6 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

35

patients, 20% of all patients

7 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

29

patients, 17% of all patients

8 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

27

patients, 16% of all patients

9 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

10 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

11 34
MIRTAZAPINE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

12 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

P 13 38
DULOXETINE HCL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

<11 14 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

15 42
TRAZODONE HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

16 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

17 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

18 46
CLONAZEPAM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

<11 20 47
METFORMIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

21 48
SIMVASTATIN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

21 48
CLOPIDOGREL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

23 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

24 51
CARVEDILOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

25 52
RANITIDINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

26 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

<11 27 55
CELECOXIB 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

28 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 22% of all patients

O 29 4
FAMOTIDINE* 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

<11 30 60
LYRICA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

<11 31 8
ATENOLOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

32 61
PREDNISONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

33 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

34 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 35 66
TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

O 36 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 37 67
VALSARTAN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 38 68
ARIPIPRAZOLE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 39 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 41 71
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 41 71
BUPROPION HCL SR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 43 73
ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 43 73
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 45 75
GLIPIZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 45 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 47 77
RISPERIDONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 78
HYDRALAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 49 79
CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 50 80
OXYCODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

O 51 2
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 51 81
MECLIZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 53 82
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 54 83
PERPHENAZINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 84
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 17% of all patients

56 54
LATANOPROST 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

57 85
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 58 88
LANTUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 59 89
NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 59 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 61 90
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

62 92
SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

63 93
FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 64 95
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 65 97
LEVETIRACETAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 66 99
DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 66 35
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 68 100
LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 68 65
CYANOCOBALAMIN INJECTION 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

70 101
METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 70 101
NYSTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

72 103
VOLTAREN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 16% of all patients

72 103
CALCITRIOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 72 103
FENTANYL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

O 75 6
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 75 106
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 77 107
NOVOFINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

78 108
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 Feb. 3, 2016.
  • 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.