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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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8,971Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

$453K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

215 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
88% 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

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 215 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 215 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$525K

2014

$559K

2015

$453K

2016

Number of Claims

11,021

2014

10,567

2015

8,971

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 881

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

876

prescriptions.

71

patients, 33% of all patients

1 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

42

patients, 20% of all patients

2 9
OMEPRAZOLE 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

56

patients, 26% of all patients

3 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

4 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

39

patients, 18% of all patients

5 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

32

patients, 15% of all patients

6 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

7 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

8 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

9 3
GABAPENTIN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

11 4
KETOCONAZOLE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

12 158
DIGOXIN 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

13 96
NAMENDA XR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

<11 14 79
DONEPEZIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

15 32
MIRTAZAPINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

16 45
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

39

patients, 18% of all patients

17 89
SPIRONOLACTONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

18 48
LORAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 19% of all patients

19 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

20 23
SIMVASTATIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

21 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11 22 37
CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

23 18
SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

24 24
LISINOPRIL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

25 2
RISPERIDONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 71
TRAMADOL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

O 27 22
MEMANTINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 28 92
ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 29 30
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 30 172
METFORMIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

31 8
JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 32 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 33 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 34 26
SANTYL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 35 195
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 36 74
TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 37 44
LIDOCAINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 38 241
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 39 36
CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 39 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 39 126
NOVOLOG 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

39 113
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 59
HUMALOG 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

44 175
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

A 44 70
LACTULOSE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 46 75
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 Oct. 20, 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.