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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,945Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

$873K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

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

64% 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

7% of this provider’s 452 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

50% of this provider’s 554 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 554 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

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$956K

2014

$790K

2015

$873K

2016

Number of Claims

22,164

2014

18,985

2015

20,945

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 851

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

124

patients, 22% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 755

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 740

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

103

patients, 19% of all patients

3 7
ALPRAZOLAM 614

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

4 10
SIMVASTATIN 567

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

6 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

7 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

8 3
LISINOPRIL 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

9 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

O 10 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

11 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

12 14
SERTRALINE HCL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

13 24
AZITHROMYCIN 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

150

patients, 27% of all patients

A 14 33
METFORMIN HCL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

15 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

16 11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 27
CLOPIDOGREL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
GABAPENTIN 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
RANITIDINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

20 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

21 32
TRAMADOL HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

O 22 22
LORAZEPAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

23 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

24 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

25 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 25
CARVEDILOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

27 28
RISPERIDONE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 71
ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 23
CLONAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 26
OXYCODONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 31
PAROXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 65
GLIPIZIDE ER 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 98
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 46
ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 19
AMOXICILLIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A 38 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 108
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

40 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A 41 117
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 59
IBUPROFEN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

43 52
GLIPIZIDE XL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 176
PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

45 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 47 75
BACLOFEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 48 121
GLIPIZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 41
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 126
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 85
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 52 82
DIAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 53 97
VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

53 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

55 78
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 143
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 112
TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 58 44
FENTANYL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 58 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 50
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 62 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 62 64
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

64 141
MIRTAZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 45
ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 77
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 228
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 68 126
OXYCONTIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O 68 135
DIGOXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

70 96
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 111
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 70 231
SYNTHROID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 73 34
VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 47
SYMBICORT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 118
NYSTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

76 128
MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 76 56
FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 78 62
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

80 42
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 80 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 82 244
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 83 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A 84 94
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 37
PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

85 84
BUMETANIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 85 105
MECLIZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 103
MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 88 92
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 90 99
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 90 72
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 92 192
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 92 48
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 94 139
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 94 199
QUINAPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 96 190
AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 96 172
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 96 268
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. 13, 2012.
  • 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.