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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,060Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

$977K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

246 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

7% of this provider’s 234 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 246 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 246 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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

$985K

2014

$1.12M

2015

$977K

2016

Number of Claims

14,263

2014

14,616

2015

12,060

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
FUROSEMIDE 588

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

59

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

53

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
NAMENDA XR 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

3 32
OMEPRAZOLE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

47

patients, 19% of all patients

4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
DULOXETINE HCL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

6 35
MIRTAZAPINE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

7 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

7 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

9 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

10 3
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

49

patients, 20% of all patients

11 30
TRAZODONE HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

45

patients, 18% of all patients

12 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

13 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
LISINOPRIL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

14 5
SERTRALINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

16 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

17 14
SIMVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

18 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

19 12
LATANOPROST 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

20 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

21 17
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

22 46
XARELTO 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 23 61
GABAPENTIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

24 10
PREDNISONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

25 38
DIGOXIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

<11 26 72
HYDROCORTISONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

27 214
CRESTOR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 28 87
FINASTERIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

29 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

30 21
KETOCONAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

31 120
LAMOTRIGINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 32 90
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 34 29
ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 35 33
CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

35 18
CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

37 28
FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 38 121
BUDESONIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 38 187
JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 40 53
VESICARE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 40 107
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 27
VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 42 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

44 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 45 23
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 46 60
FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

46 43
MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 46 47
AMIODARONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 49 89
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 50 55
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

A 50 78
BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 52 64
TIMOLOL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 53 199
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. 1, 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.