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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,037Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

783 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

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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 682 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

55% of this provider’s 783 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 783 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% 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

36 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

$1.27M

2014

$1.32M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

24,923

2014

26,442

2015

28,037

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,114

prescriptions.

169

patients, 22% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,033

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

876

prescriptions.

147

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
ALPRAZOLAM 1,003

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

151

patients, 19% of all patients

3 10
OMEPRAZOLE 991

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

796

prescriptions.

145

patients, 19% of all patients

4 7
ATENOLOL 949

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

844

prescriptions.

162

patients, 21% of all patients

5 19
FUROSEMIDE 924

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

836

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

6 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 732

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

7 3
SIMVASTATIN 651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

8 5
LISINOPRIL 633

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

9 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

O 10 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

13 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

14 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

15 13
METFORMIN HCL 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

16 8
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

O 17 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

18 21
CLOPIDOGREL 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

19 18
RANITIDINE HCL 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

20 29
ALLOPURINOL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

21 30
CARVEDILOL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

22 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

23 26
LORAZEPAM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

24 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

25 23
AZITHROMYCIN 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

142

patients, 18% of all patients

A 26 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

27 25
FAMOTIDINE* 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 62
GLIMEPIRIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

29 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

30 36
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

31 72
AMOXICILLIN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

A 32 58
TRAMADOL HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

O 33 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

34 37
GLIPIZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 41
XARELTO 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 63
CEPHALEXIN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

A 36 73
OXYCODONE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 38 31
PREDNISONE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

38 38
GABAPENTIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

40 12
PAROXETINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

41 65
CLONIDINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 88
SOTALOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 172
DIAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

44 97
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

A 45 94
FENTANYL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 79
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

47 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

48 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

49 42
BUMETANIDE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

49 105
SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 24
SYNTHROID 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

52 34
VALSARTAN 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 47
CRESTOR 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

54 68
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 102
LEVOFLOXACIN 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

A 56 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

57 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 32
IBUPROFEN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 52
FINASTERIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 66
RAMIPRIL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 115
FLUOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 P 63 59
METOLAZONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 146
CLONAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 39
TORSEMIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 176
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 48
LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 90
LEVEMIR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 134
TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 71 44
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

72 160
NEXIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 73 106
METHIMAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 219
LANTUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 74 95
VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

76 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 76 50
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 78 99
JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 78 40
ELIQUIS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 80 107
CELECOXIB 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 83
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 82 61
FLUCONAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

82 182
NOVOLOG 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 113
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 84 82
LEVETIRACETAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 86 86
DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 96
NAPROXEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

88 67
HALOPERIDOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 P 88 149
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

A 88 117
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

91 84
LANSOPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 92 148
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 93 164
GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 98
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

95 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 95 78
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

97 114
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 97 91
AZOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 97 261
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 March 17, 2008.
  • 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.