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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,366Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

$846K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

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

95% 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

24% of this provider’s 262 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 276 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 276 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

59 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

$661K

2014

$938K

2015

$846K

2016

Number of Claims

12,871

2014

17,663

2015

16,366

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 1,299

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,228

prescriptions.

70

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 598

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

68

patients, 25% of all patients

2 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 593

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

3 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

70

patients, 25% of all patients

4 7
GABAPENTIN 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

60

patients, 22% of all patients

5 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

6 9
MIRTAZAPINE 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

61

patients, 22% of all patients

7 15
LISINOPRIL 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

8 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

9 12
LANTUS 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

10 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

11 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

12 4
METFORMIN HCL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

13 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

14 3
OMEPRAZOLE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

15 6
TRAMADOL HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

O 16 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

P 17 27
JANUVIA 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

18 53
SERTRALINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

19 11
SIMVASTATIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

20 8
TRAZODONE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

21 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

22 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

23 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

<11 24 57
OLANZAPINE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

P 25 56
NOVOLOG 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

26 96
DULOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

27 35
ALPRAZOLAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

28 37
CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

29 28
LORAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

30 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

31 22
PREDNISONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

32 38
LEVETIRACETAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

33 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

34 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

35 71
NYSTATIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

36 62
CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

37 18
ELIQUIS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 38 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 38 21
TRADJENTA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 40 132
ARIPIPRAZOLE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 92
RANITIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

42 49
RISPERIDONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 42 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 44 128
CEPHALEXIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

A 44 95
LIDOCAINE HCL* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

46 261
FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

47 43
BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 47 64
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

49 46
OXYCODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

O 49 42
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

51 86
NAMENDA XR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 52 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 52 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 52 29
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

55 209
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

56 94
DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 57 72
SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 58 76
NYAMYC 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

58 145
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

60 111
CHOLESTYRAMINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 61 207
LATUDA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 P 62 326
FENTANYL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

O 63 80
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 64 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

64 17
LUMIGAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 66 189
VALPROIC ACID* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 67 159
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 68 40
MORPHINE SULFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

O 69 149
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

A 69 78
CARBAMAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 71 106
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 105
SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 73 66
CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 74 41
WELCHOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 74 349
VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 74 107
LATANOPROST 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 77 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 77 23
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 2, 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.