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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,676Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

1,045 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

2% of this provider’s 795 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 1,045 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 1,045 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.61M

2014

$1.65M

2015

$1.71M

2016

Number of Claims

29,451

2014

26,769

2015

26,676

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,121

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

911

prescriptions.

190

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 958

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

852

prescriptions.

158

patients, 15% of all patients

2 6
METFORMIN HCL 945

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

181

patients, 17% of all patients

3 8
LISINOPRIL 825

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

149

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 758

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

138

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 747

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
ALPRAZOLAM 736

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 712

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
SIMVASTATIN 679

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

136

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

11 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
GABAPENTIN 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

15 25
CLOPIDOGREL 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

16 18
TRAMADOL HCL 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

O 17 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

O 18 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

19 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
LORAZEPAM 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

21 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

22 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O 23 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

24 46
AZITHROMYCIN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

171

patients, 16% of all patients

A 26 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

27 26
CARVEDILOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

28 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

29 36
OXYCODONE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

31 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

31 48
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

33 99
XARELTO 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

34 63
NEXIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

35 106
GLIPIZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

36 41
SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

37 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

38 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

39 48
RANITIDINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

40 29
ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

41 19
MELOXICAM 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

42 56
ALLOPURINOL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

43 30
VOLTAREN 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

44 163
TRAZODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

44 44
NOVOLOG 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

46 113
CLONAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

48 78
CLONIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 88
CRESTOR 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

48 68
PREDNISONE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

51 38
JANUVIA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 40
DEXILANT 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

53 196
VENTOLIN HFA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

54 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 55 59
PAROXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 65
LEVEMIR 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 134
PROAIR HFA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

58 84
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 35
RANEXA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 59 201
ROPINIROLE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

61 101
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

62 144
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 169
FAMOTIDINE* 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 62
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

64 42
ULORIC 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 211
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

67 74
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

68 79
TRADJENTA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 151
FENOFIBRATE* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 93
BYSTOLIC 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 125
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

72 122
FENOFIBRATE* 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

73 91
VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

73 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 61
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

76 141
SYNTHROID 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

76 34
LEVOFLOXACIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

A 78 70
LANTUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 79 95
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 79 37
RAMIPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

81 115
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

81 112
GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

83 55
MECLIZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

83 103
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

85 156
LEVETIRACETAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 86
BENICAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

87 138
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

87 43
SUCRALFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 170
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 90
GLIPIZIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

90 98
AMOXICILLIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A 92 58
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

93 252
FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 O 93 79
LABETALOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 95 162
VESICARE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 96 168
MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 50
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 99 77
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 99 258
AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 99 172
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 102 126
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

102 154
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

104 160
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 104 72
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 104 204
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O 107 124
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 April 9, 2013.
  • 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.