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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,063Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

$245K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

292 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

40% of this provider’s 292 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 292 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$276K

2014

$253K

2015

$245K

2016

Number of Claims

7,431

2014

7,174

2015

7,063

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 439

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

56

patients, 19% of all patients

1 4
ATENOLOL 409

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

65

patients, 22% of all patients

2 19
LISINOPRIL 400

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

62

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 376

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

55

patients, 19% of all patients

4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 336

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
METFORMIN HCL 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
FUROSEMIDE 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

8 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

9 11
GLIPIZIDE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

10 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

11 3
CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

12 18
AZITHROMYCIN 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

83

patients, 28% of all patients

A 13 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

14 15
ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

15 10
SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

15 24
ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

17 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

19 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

19 36
FLOVENT HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

21 187
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

21 26
VENTOLIN HFA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

23 53
CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 23 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
VERAPAMIL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 26 192
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 27 54
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

28 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

28 20
GEMFIBROZIL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 30 240
GABAPENTIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

31 12
TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 32 14
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 34 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 35 48
CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 35 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 37 43
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.