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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,589Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 23 providers in this state and specialty

$876K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 23 providers in this state and specialty

387 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

34% of this provider’s 387 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.

54 of this provider’s 387 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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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

$76 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

$870K

2014

$926K

2015

$876K

2016

Number of Claims

12,697

2014

12,390

2015

11,589

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 436

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
LISINOPRIL 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

7 16
METFORMIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

8 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

9 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8
OMEPRAZOLE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

11 3
SERTRALINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

12 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

13 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

14 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

14 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

16 28
CLOPIDOGREL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

17 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

18 12
MELOXICAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

18 37
LORAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

20 30
CRESTOR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

21 113
DIGOXIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

22 68
TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O 23 29
ALPRAZOLAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 50
VALSARTAN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 52
RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 19
CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

28 27
PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

30 24
ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

32 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 9
SYNTHROID 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 53
ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 18
GABAPENTIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

36 14
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 37 77
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

37 114
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 39 90
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 39 48
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

41 120
CELECOXIB 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

42 49
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 42 36
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 42 167
GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

46 42
ZETIA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 47 69
ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 48 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 48 80
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 50 178
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

51 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 52 89
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O 53 13
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 53 194
CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 53 115
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 56 83
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 56 78
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 28, 2017.
  • 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.