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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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19,048Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

651 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

34% of this provider’s 651 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 651 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$991K

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1.15M

2016

Number of Claims

16,531

2014

17,183

2015

19,048

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 885

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

141

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 800

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

139

patients, 21% of all patients

2 15
SIMVASTATIN 795

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

145

patients, 22% of all patients

3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 586

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
SYNTHROID 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

6 34
METFORMIN HCL 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

9 13
FUROSEMIDE 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
LORAZEPAM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

11 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

12 20
GABAPENTIN 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
CELECOXIB 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

14 83
OMEPRAZOLE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

15 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

16 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

O 17 17
TRAMADOL HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

O 18 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

19 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

20 23
ATENOLOL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

21 19
CLOPIDOGREL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

22 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

23 14
DULOXETINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 50
ALPRAZOLAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 10
JANUVIA 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

27 40
BUPROPION HCL SR 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 115
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

30 21
NAMENDA XR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 79
NAPROXEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

33 67
ALLOPURINOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 30
CLONAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 39
LANSOPRAZOLE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 148
DONEPEZIL HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

38 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 46
GLIPIZIDE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 98
VALSARTAN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 47
CARVEDILOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 48
ZETIA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 77
SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 24
MELOXICAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 36
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 102
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 74
FENOFIBRATE* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 91
CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

51 68
LEVOFLOXACIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A 52 70
MYRBETRIQ 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 118
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 54
SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 118
PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 56 65
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 164
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

56 38
LYRICA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 90
VENTOLIN HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

60 53
XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 63
SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 111
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O 62 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 64 101
LOVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

66 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A 67 117
AMOXICILLIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

A 67 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A 69 94
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 93
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 48
VESICARE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 72 168
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

73 141
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 73 35
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

75 112
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 61
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 78
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 66
DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 97
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 80 85
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

82 84
IRBESARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 83 197
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 83 204
TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 85 82
BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 87 87
GLIPIZIDE XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 176
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 104
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 3, 2010.
  • 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.