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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,414Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

549 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% 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

15% of this provider’s 373 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

51% of this provider’s 549 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

51% of this provider’s 549 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 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

$1.31M

2014

$1.33M

2015

$1.44M

2016

Number of Claims

25,030

2014

25,827

2015

28,414

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
LISINOPRIL 1,344

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

862

prescriptions.

201

patients, 37% of all patients

1 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,039

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

921

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

2 11
FUROSEMIDE 1,034

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

874

prescriptions.

122

patients, 22% of all patients

3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 958

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

131

patients, 24% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 899

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

136

patients, 25% of all patients

5 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 897

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

O 6 17
SIMVASTATIN 774

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

122

patients, 22% of all patients

7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 707

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

115

patients, 21% of all patients

8 9
OMEPRAZOLE 705

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

124

patients, 23% of all patients

9 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

10 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

11 3
GABAPENTIN 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

12 12
MIRTAZAPINE 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

13 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

14 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

O 15 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

16 15
ATENOLOL 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

17 19
ALPRAZOLAM 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

18 10
METFORMIN HCL 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

19 8
TRAMADOL HCL 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

O 20 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

21 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

22 25
OXYCODONE HCL 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 31
LEVOFLOXACIN 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

150

patients, 27% of all patients

A 24 70
LORAZEPAM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

25 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

26 23
RISPERIDONE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

P 27 71
CLOPIDOGREL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

28 18
LANTUS 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

28 95
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

30 35
SERTRALINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

31 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

32 32
AZITHROMYCIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

A 33 33
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 72
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 75
JANUVIA 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 40
ROPINIROLE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 101
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 21
CLONAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 39
TRAZODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

40 44
VENTOLIN HFA 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

41 53
ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 30
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 108
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 42 59
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 188
NOVOLIN R 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 189
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

47 122
CRESTOR 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 68
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 36
LEVEMIR 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 134
PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

51 38
NUEDEXTA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 52 132
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

53 205
CARISOPRODOL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 207
SPIRIVA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

55 111
PROAIR HFA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

56 84
LEVETIRACETAM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 86
BUSPIRONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

58 87
XARELTO 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 63
BREO ELLIPTA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

60 171
NAMENDA XR 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 61 79
CARVEDILOL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

62 28
PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 65
DULOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

64 60
RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

65 29
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 109
MEMANTINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

67 92
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

68 112
CEPHALEXIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A 69 73
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

70 114
HYDROCORTISONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

71 186
LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

71 90
NOVOLOG 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

73 113
MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

73 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

75 64
NEXIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 75 106
DIGOX 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

77 183
ONDANSETRON HCL* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

78 147
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 78 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

80 37
IBUPROFEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

81 52
OLANZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 81 129
MECLIZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

83 103
GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 41
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

85 130
MUPIROCIN* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

86 151
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

A 86 228
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

88 141
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 89 26
HALOPERIDOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 P 90 149
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

91 78
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 48
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 91 139
LAMOTRIGINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 94 185
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 95 82
ELIQUIS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 96 107
SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

96 118
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 96 169
HUMULIN R 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 96 241
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

100 244
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 100 244
PRADAXA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 102 248
GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 102 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

104 43
TOPIRAMATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 104 200
BYSTOLIC 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 104 125
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

107 42
AMOXICILLIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A 107 58
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 109 143
NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

109 128
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 109 97
PROCRIT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 112 257
SANTYL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

113 195
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 114 121
LATANOPROST 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 114 136
CLOZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 114 261
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 117 46
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 Sept. 15, 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.