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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,148Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 231

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 231

628 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 628 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 628 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 17,786 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 709 621 1 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 690 583 2 36
TRAMADOL HCL 649 594 3 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 598 551 4 3
LISINOPRIL 560 492 5 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 541 394 6 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 468 394 7 4
SIMVASTATIN 457 404 8 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 450 410 9 12
KLOR-CON M20 378 345 10 75
GABAPENTIN 366 286 11 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 330 281 12 13
METFORMIN HCL 318 289 13 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 303 296 14 55
TRAZODONE HCL 292 218 15 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 286 213 16 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 280 244 17 8
MIRTAZAPINE 269 243 18 25
LANTUS 269 208 18 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 253 214 20 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 244 233 21 10
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 233 189 22 77
DONEPEZIL HCL 229 229 23 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 228 162 24 39
JANTOVEN 220 203 25 122
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 195 166 26 56
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 191 166 27 33
ALLOPURINOL 189 177 28 48
OMEPRAZOLE 177 157 29 5
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 164 134 30 45
CARVEDILOL 164 136 30 24
RISPERIDONE 163 112 32 34
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 159 131 33 68
CLOPIDOGREL 159 150 33 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 146 120 35 73
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 132 36 9
SERTRALINE HCL 137 116 37 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131 118 38 29
GEMFIBROZIL 130 116 39 132
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130 124 39 62
KLOR-CON M10 129 122 41 129
HYDRALAZINE HCL 125 59 42 82
OLANZAPINE 123 82 43 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 121 103 44 58
LEVETIRACETAM 118 56 45 57
CYMBALTA 118 63 45 46
PREDNISONE 112 82 47 41
CRESTOR 107 106 48 19
GLIPIZIDE 105 87 49 71
WARFARIN SODIUM 104 99 50 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102 93 51 40
ATENOLOL 101 101 52 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 101 88 52 104
PLAVIX 98 93 54 60
OXYCODONE HCL 97 79 S2 55 23
CEPHALEXIN 97 84 55 100
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 88 74 57 76
CLONIDINE HCL 86 84 58 63
RANITIDINE HCL 85 51 59 51
DIOVAN 79 65 60 27
LABETALOL HCL 78 48 61 165
ABILIFY 75 27 62 110
RAMIPRIL 73 73 63 142
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 72 30 64 190
LOVASTATIN 72 72 64 54
IBUPROFEN 71 55 66 96
ERYTHROMYCIN 69 65 67 195
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69 69 67 160
CELEBREX 69 66 67 99
BACLOFEN 68 23 70 89
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 52 R 71 154
ROPINIROLE HCL 66 61 72 162
METHADONE HCL 66 66 S2 72 198
LEXAPRO 65 62 74 136
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64 51 75 103
METFORMIN HCL ER 63 59 76 95
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 60 S2 76 52
DIGOXIN 63 63 76 80
NAMENDA 62 62 79 47
LATANOPROST 62 62 79 107
HALOPERIDOL 60 47 81 210
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60 49 R 81 112
GLYBURIDE 60 55 R 81 130
VYTORIN 59 53 84 211
PAROXETINE HCL 58 42 85 70
NEXIUM 57 56 86 31
HUMALOG 57 53 86 92
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 31 86 119
SANTYL 57 36 86 105
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56 35 90 121
VESICARE 56 43 90 215
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 51 92 169
SUCRALFATE 54 35 93 221
SEROQUEL 54 37 93 83
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 50 93 50
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 53 27 96 225
AMIODARONE HCL 52 51 97 108
LIPITOR 50 50 98 97
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50 47 98 66
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 March 26, 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.