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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,220Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

$484K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

311 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
52% 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

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 311 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 311 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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

$559K

2014

$500K

2015

$484K

2016

Number of Claims

12,428

2014

10,779

2015

10,220

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 603

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

52

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
SERTRALINE HCL 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

3 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

7 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

<11 8 9
GABAPENTIN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
TRAZODONE HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

11 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

12 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

13 13
RISPERIDONE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

P 14 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

15 14
SIMVASTATIN 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

16 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

17 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

18 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

19 12
NYSTATIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

20 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

21 22
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

O 22 26
MIRTAZAPINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 24 73
NAMENDA XR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

25 32
LANTUS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

26 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 17
VOLTAREN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

28 97
MEMANTINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

29 47
CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

30 18
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

31 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 32 44
LABETALOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 33 155
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 34 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

35 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

36 23
LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

36 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 36 29
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 39 52
ARIPIPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 40 92
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 41 40
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

42 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 43 128
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 43 79
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 27
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 46 61
LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

A 46 78
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 46 67
SODIUM BICARBONATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 49 193
ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 49 55
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 49 74
CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

A 52 95
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 10, 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.