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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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13,617Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 23 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 23 providers in this state and specialty

526 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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.

11 of this provider’s 404 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

42% of this provider’s 526 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.

95 of this provider’s 526 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

26 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

$912K

2014

$960K

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

12,171

2014

12,865

2015

13,617

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 530

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
METFORMIN HCL 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

4 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
ALPRAZOLAM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

7 21
FUROSEMIDE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
SIMVASTATIN 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

10 8
GABAPENTIN 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

11 14
CELECOXIB 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

12 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

O 14 13
TRAZODONE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

15 34
MELOXICAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

16 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

17 20
TRAMADOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

19 26
VALSARTAN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

20 52
VENTOLIN HFA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

21 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

23 73
AZITHROMYCIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

A 24 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

25 10
CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 22
CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 33
SPIRIVA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 78
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 16
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

30 103
SERTRALINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 17
DULOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 74
PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

34 24
FENOFIBRATE* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 76
IBUPROFEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 103
ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 31
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 77
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 141
WARFARIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

40 25
RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 62
ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 18
XARELTO 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 44
NAPROXEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 146
SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 56
CARVEDILOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 27
AMOXICILLIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A 50 110
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

51 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 55
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

A 53 65
JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 75
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 48
LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 56 60
LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 58 67
SYMBICORT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

58 96
MECLIZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 98
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

61 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

61 118
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 126
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

A 63 102
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 65 81
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 66 100
DULERA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

67 185
GLIPIZIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 68 135
BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 68 187
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 70 122
BENICAR HCT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 70 190
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 70 63
GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 73 86
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 Aug. 4, 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.