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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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28,381Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 23 providers in this state and specialty

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 23 providers in this state and specialty

944 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

70 of this provider’s 771 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

38% of this provider’s 944 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

254 of this provider’s 944 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

20% 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 $138 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$1.29M

2014

$1.39M

2015

$1.28M

2016

Number of Claims

28,350

2014

29,316

2015

28,381

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 1,804

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,513

prescriptions.

152

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,195

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

950

prescriptions.

192

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 942

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

152

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 928

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

838

prescriptions.

153

patients, 16% of all patients

4 8
JANTOVEN 796

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

5 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 657

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

O 6 13
SIMVASTATIN 621

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

11 9
SERTRALINE HCL 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

12 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

13 4
GABAPENTIN 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

14 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

15 15
LORAZEPAM 416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

16 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
METFORMIN HCL 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
PREDNISONE 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

169

patients, 18% of all patients

19 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

20 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
NAMENDA XR 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

22 46
CLOPIDOGREL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

23 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

24 38
GLIMEPIRIDE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

25 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

26 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

27 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 72
MIRTAZAPINE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

29 43
TRAZODONE HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

30 34
RISPERIDONE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

32 26
CLONAZEPAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

33 39
ALLOPURINOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 31
TRAMADOL HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

O 35 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

36 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 16
ATENOLOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

38 18
FINASTERIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

39 35
FENTANYL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 82
LANTUS 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

41 88
RENVELA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

<11 42 117
VENTOLIN HFA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

42 45
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 67
GEMFIBROZIL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 86
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 89
CLONIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

47 71
LEVETIRACETAM 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 61
CARVEDILOL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

49 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

50 106
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

51 87
AZITHROMYCIN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

A 52 41
ELIQUIS 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

53 57
RANITIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

54 23
MEMANTINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 84
XARELTO 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 44
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A 57 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

58 42
NYSTATIN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

59 111
DULOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 36
HUMALOG 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

61 134
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

62 94
GLIPIZIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 48
TEMAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 92
DIGOXIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

66 68
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

67 103
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 69 140
FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

70 103
JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 71 75
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

72 83
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 55
OXYCODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 74 40
ARIPIPRAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 75 148
ROPINIROLE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 120
LAMOTRIGINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 77 149
LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 60
MECLIZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

78 98
LEVOFLOXACIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 78 107
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A 81 124
VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 52
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 155
CEPHALEXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 83 155
HALOPERIDOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 85 161
ADVAIR DISKUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 62
CELECOXIB 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 49
VESICARE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 99
ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 21
CEFUROXIME 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 90 85
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 91 170
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 91 124
BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 91 130
PRIMIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

94 174
TRADJENTA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 94 174
NOVOLOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 127
METOLAZONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 108
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 97 181
BUPROPION HCL SR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 99 131
SENSIPAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 100 190
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 100 59
QUINAPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 100 93
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 100 190
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 100 131
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 103
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A 105 54
DILTIAZEM HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 105 194
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A 108 102
AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

108 91
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.