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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,970Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 231

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 231

697 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

7% of this provider’s 697 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 697 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 24,068 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,141 1,108 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,003 973 2 3
LISINOPRIL 866 849 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 733 693 4 5
MIRTAZAPINE 728 714 5 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 694 658 6 10
SERTRALINE HCL 566 481 7 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 552 499 8 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 518 514 9 26
GABAPENTIN 499 418 10 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 487 445 11 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 485 396 12 17
SIMVASTATIN 393 381 13 2
RISPERIDONE 372 351 14 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 362 354 15 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 346 298 16 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 335 334 17 20
NAMENDA 328 325 18 47
LEVETIRACETAM 286 225 19 57
DIOVAN 280 241 20 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 276 275 21 30
TRAZODONE HCL 264 252 22 35
CYMBALTA 264 251 22 46
CARVEDILOL 240 215 24 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 240 229 24 55
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 233 222 26 98
ATENOLOL 231 228 27 11
LANTUS 222 195 28 42
METFORMIN HCL 221 188 29 7
OLANZAPINE 216 209 30 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 209 209 31 13
PREDNISONE 209 187 31 41
TRAMADOL HCL 204 199 33 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 204 195 33 58
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 202 181 35 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 182 36 9
CLOPIDOGREL 182 182 37 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 181 181 38 73
NYSTOP 180 174 39 124
DIGOXIN 175 174 40 80
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174 161 41 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 169 169 42 56
LEVOFLOXACIN 163 156 43 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 160 152 44 50
SPIRIVA 150 134 45 61
AMIODARONE HCL 147 146 46 108
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 147 146 46 68
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 144 128 48 36
LATANOPROST 143 129 49 107
SEROQUEL 139 133 50 83
NYSTATIN 139 127 50 87
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 136 131 52 76
PLAVIX 130 121 53 60
NOVOLOG 130 104 53 72
HYDRALAZINE HCL 128 115 55 82
BACLOFEN 122 65 56 89
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106 99 57 45
AZITHROMYCIN 105 101 58 32
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 105 97 R 58 117
CEPHALEXIN 105 104 58 100
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 101 52 61 103
RANITIDINE HCL 98 66 62 51
LIDODERM 98 92 62 78
TRAVATAN Z 97 87 64 118
ALLOPURINOL 97 97 64 48
FINASTERIDE 96 96 66 179
PAROXETINE HCL 96 96 66 70
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95 91 68 134
LACTULOSE 94 63 69 84
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 93 92 70 66
LEXAPRO 90 86 71 136
SANTYL 90 77 71 105
ABILIFY 88 88 73 110
CLONIDINE HCL 88 88 73 63
MIDODRINE HCL 86 73 75 184
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84 82 76 40
BUSPIRONE HCL 78 54 77 138
DETROL LA 75 75 78 186
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 74 74 79 166
VALPROIC ACID 74 24 79 133
LOVASTATIN 72 57 81 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 70 70 82 121
BUPROPION HCL 68 68 83 196
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68 64 83 196
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 67 85 162
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 66 86 77
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65 63 87 169
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 60 87 62
TIMOLOL MALEATE 65 65 87 163
CALCIUM ACETATE 64 29 90 202
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 54 91 81
KLOR-CON M20 61 61 92 75
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 41 93 119
CLONIDINE 57 57 93 171
GLIPIZIDE 55 55 95 71
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55 33 R 95 112
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 40 97 104
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51 36 98 231
SENSIPAR 50 30 99 238
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 Feb. 7, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.