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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,861Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 231

$289K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 231

269 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

52% of this provider’s 269 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 1,728 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
ENDOCET 345 59 S2 1 49
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 340 66 S2 2 52
LISINOPRIL 181 82 3 1
SIMVASTATIN 172 91 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 143 81 5 4
TRAMADOL HCL 128 21 6 16
METFORMIN HCL 122 45 7 7
BUSPIRONE HCL 114 16 8 138
TRAZODONE HCL 112 13 9 35
PROAIR HFA 85 14 10 59
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83 42 11 105
OXYCODONE HCL 82 11 S2 12 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80 0 R 13 154
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73 34 14 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 41 14 22
GABAPENTIN 73 25 14 15
OMEPRAZOLE 71 26 17 5
MIRTAZAPINE 70 0 18 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 33 19 9
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 23 19 104
ATENOLOL 64 49 21 11
SERTRALINE HCL 59 24 22 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 58 21 23 8
CLOPIDOGREL 57 43 24 44
QVAR 55 0 25 218
IBUPROFEN 50 0 26 96
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50 31 26 30
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 Sept. 13, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.