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Prescriber Checkup

MARC GROBMAN D.O.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,385Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 231

$537K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 231

170 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Delaware
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 170 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 170 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 2,448 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$123 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Delaware
OXYCONTIN 134 21 S2 1 74
CARVEDILOL 133 106 2 24
ENDOCET 114 27 S2 3 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96 58 4 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 90 61 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 71 55 6 2
OXYCODONE HCL 68 14 S2 7 23
METFORMIN HCL 65 49 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 64 40 9 4
EVISTA 63 63 10 204
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 31 S3 11 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 61 61 12 26
NAMENDA 55 55 13 47
FUROSEMIDE 55 22 13 6
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54 50 15 173
CARISOPRODOL 54 15 R 15 102
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53 32 17 14
TRAMADOL HCL 53 29 17 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53 37 17 94
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 Dec. 19, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.