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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,374Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

889 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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

15% of this provider’s 813 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

36% of this provider’s 889 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 889 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.36M

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.38M

2016

Number of Claims

28,768

2014

27,306

2015

30,374

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 1,305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,211

prescriptions.

171

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,237

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,134

prescriptions.

153

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 797

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

3 9
SERTRALINE HCL 769

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

739

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

4 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 721

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL 691

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 664

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
OMEPRAZOLE 638

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

9 6
GABAPENTIN 576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 574

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

11 13
MIRTAZAPINE 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

12 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

14 30
TRAZODONE HCL 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

15 24
SIMVASTATIN 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

16 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

19 22
LORAZEPAM 437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

20 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

21 17
CLOPIDOGREL 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

22 18
METFORMIN HCL 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

23 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

24 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

27 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

28 20
RISPERIDONE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 31
CARVEDILOL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

30 28
TRAMADOL HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

O 31 26
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

32 46
JANUVIA 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 53
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

34 60
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 57
ATENOLOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

36 33
FAMOTIDINE* 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

37 43
ELIQUIS 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 55
LATANOPROST 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

39 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

40 29
DULOXETINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

43 75
XARELTO 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

44 61
LEVOFLOXACIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

A 45 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

A 46 108
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

47 111
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

48 65
NYSTATIN 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

49 62
CLONAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

49 41
GLIPIZIDE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

51 74
LEVETIRACETAM 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 36
FINASTERIDE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

53 52
RANITIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 49
NAMENDA XR 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 32
LANTUS 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

56 51
MEMANTINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

57 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O 57 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

59 85
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

60 94
SPIRIVA 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

63 48
NOVOLOG 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

64 96
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A 65 152
PREDNISONE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

65 38
PAROXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

67 79
LOVASTATIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

68 81
NYAMYC 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

69 145
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

70 86
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O 70 34
ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 40
OLANZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 73 56
MELOXICAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

74 93
AMIODARONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 89
LOPERAMIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

76 144
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 50
HUMALOG 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 68
DIGOXIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

76 72
CEPHALEXIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A 76 95
FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 73
ROPINIROLE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

81 105
VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

83 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 84 77
HALOPERIDOL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 84 125
PERMETHRIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

86 264
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

87 100
BUSPIRONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

88 70
KLOR-CON M20 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 88 101
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 44
ARIPIPRAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 91 92
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 91 53
VESICARE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 93 107
BACLOFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 93 170
SANTYL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

96 119
LAMOTRIGINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 96 90
CLOZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 P 98 178
ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

99 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

99 102
REPAGLINIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 99 165
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 102 121
NUEDEXTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 103 116
OXYCODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 103 42
MUPIROCIN* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

103 168
CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

106 114
MIDODRINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

106 188
FENTANYL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 108 80
DIGOX 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 108 175
TIMOLOL MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

110 199
VOLTAREN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 111 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 112 116
LACTULOSE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 112 82
CARBAMAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 114 106
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

114 45
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

A 114 123
NIFEDIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 117 126
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 118 218
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 118 141
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 118 159
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

121 262
PHENYTOIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 121 212
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 121 84
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 June 20, 2018.
  • 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.