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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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9,140Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

$740K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

443 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

23% of this provider’s 443 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 443 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$339K

2014

$319K

2015

$740K

2016

Number of Claims

5,721

2014

5,762

2015

9,140

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
OMEPRAZOLE 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

1 7
OXYCODONE HCL 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

O 2 31
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
ALPRAZOLAM 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

6 10
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

7 102
CARVEDILOL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

8 28
METFORMIN HCL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

10 4
FUROSEMIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

11 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

12 14
GABAPENTIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
ALLOPURINOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

14 30
SIMVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

15 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

16 9
CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

17 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 27
RANITIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

19 29
LOVASTATIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 69
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

21 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 35
FENOFIBRATE* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 91
TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 44
TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

27 43
SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 11
PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

30 84
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 13
JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 40
DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 21
MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 56
VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 53
TIZANIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 231
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 78
CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 39
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 54
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 111
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 44 16
IRBESARTAN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 44 197
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 44 17
BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 258
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 77
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 93
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 49 261
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 52
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 Jan. 29, 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.