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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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5,910Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

$318K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

429 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

30% of this provider’s 429 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 429 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$179K

2014

$143K

2015

$318K

2016

Number of Claims

2,410

2014

3,074

2015

5,910

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 277

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 273

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

3 11
METFORMIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

6 4
FUROSEMIDE 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

7 6
ALPRAZOLAM 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

8 10
SIMVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

9 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

10 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

11 9
GABAPENTIN 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

12 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

13 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

14 26
CEPHALEXIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

A 15 73
TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 16 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

17 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

18 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

21 21
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

22 114
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

22 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 50
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

26 156
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 Dec. 4, 2014.
  • 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.