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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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19,410Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

$829K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

549 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

22% of this provider’s 549 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 549 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$766K

2014

$883K

2015

$829K

2016

Number of Claims

18,860

2014

18,759

2015

19,410

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
LISINOPRIL 1,212

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,057

prescriptions.

172

patients, 31% of all patients

1 2
METFORMIN HCL 952

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

822

prescriptions.

129

patients, 23% of all patients

2 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 810

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

125

patients, 23% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 734

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 685

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
SIMVASTATIN 620

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
RANITIDINE HCL 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

7 29
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 511

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

8 1
IBUPROFEN 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

9 52
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

O 11 99
NAPROXEN 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

12 67
ALPRAZOLAM 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

13 10
FUROSEMIDE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

14 6
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

15 35
CLOPIDOGREL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

15 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

17 20
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

18 137
VALSARTAN 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

19 47
FENOFIBRATE* 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

20 93
MECLIZINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

21 103
GLIPIZIDE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

22 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

23 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

23 23
JANUVIA 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

25 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

26 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

27 43
TRAMADOL HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O 28 22
VENTOLIN HFA 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

29 53
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

30 120
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 54
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

32 99
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 26
CARVEDILOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 28
PROAIR HFA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

35 84
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 50
LOVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 69
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 48
GABAPENTIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 15
PAROXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 32
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 89
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 79
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 14
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 19
LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 16
JENTADUETO 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 49 218
GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 55
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 221
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 221
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 53 145
SYMBICORT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 118
FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 55 91
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 56 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 21
AMOXICILLIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

A 58 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 58 51
COLCHICINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 60 157
NIFEDIPINE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 61 241
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

62 141
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 63 122
FLOVENT HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 64 187
EASY TOUCH ALCOHOL PREP PADS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

65 252
FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 66 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 112
HUMULIN 70-30 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 68 261
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 69 95
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 69 42
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 Oct. 31, 2017.
  • 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.