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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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20,527Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 23 providers in this state and specialty

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 23 providers in this state and specialty

865 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

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

26 of this provider’s 818 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 865 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.

115 of this provider’s 865 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $138 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

21,492

2014

21,546

2015

20,527

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 871

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

163

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 766

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 662

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

144

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 635

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
SERTRALINE HCL 569

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

7 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

9 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
ATENOLOL 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

11 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

12 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

13 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

14 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

15 28
GABAPENTIN 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
METFORMIN HCL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

17 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

18 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

O 19 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

20 38
PREDNISONE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

21 24
MIRTAZAPINE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

22 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

23 25
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

24 90
ALLOPURINOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

25 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

26 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

27 66
QUINAPRIL HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

27 93
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

29 109
LYRICA 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

29 60
CLONAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11 29 39
CARVEDILOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

32 27
DULOXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

34 9
RANITIDINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

35 23
TRAMADOL HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

O 36 29
CLOPIDOGREL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

37 22
BUMETANIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 58
ALPRAZOLAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

39 21
TRAZODONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 34
SYNTHROID 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

41 53
XARELTO 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 44
HYDRALAZINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 95
LEVETIRACETAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

44 61
GLIPIZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 47
DIGOXIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 68
CELECOXIB 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 103
OXYCODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O 49 40
AZITHROMYCIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

A 50 41
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

50 83
RISPERIDONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 52 79
LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

53 30
VALSARTAN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 52
NAMENDA XR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 72
VERAPAMIL ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 141
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 50
REPAGLINIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 144
ELIQUIS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 57
TEMAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 62 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

63 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 62
METOLAZONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 108
JANTOVEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

67 32
MECLIZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

68 98
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 68 65
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 70 81
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

71 126
LATANOPROST 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 169
NIFEDICAL XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 73 170
MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 37
MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 84
LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 88
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 77 187
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 75
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 133
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 81 54
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 81 69
ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 83 120
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 83 67
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 83 78
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 83 128
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 Sept. 9, 2015.
  • 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.