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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,178Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 143

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 143

398 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

20% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 398 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 18,547 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 28%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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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 954 918 1 6
MIRTAZAPINE 662 639 2 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 638 595 3 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 625 601 4 15
LISINOPRIL 624 539 5 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 524 457 6 9
GABAPENTIN 458 377 7 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 452 419 8 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 391 356 9 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 358 330 10 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 315 260 11 34
OMEPRAZOLE 306 285 12 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 299 223 13 80
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 298 262 14 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 278 220 15 10
CARVEDILOL 272 245 16 22
SIMVASTATIN 271 213 17 2
LANTUS 265 214 18 65
DIOVAN 251 227 19 26
SERTRALINE HCL 250 225 20 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 244 233 21 28
METFORMIN HCL 237 189 22 8
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 234 167 23 102
TRAZODONE HCL 233 212 24 59
NAMENDA 225 225 25 49
RISPERIDONE 217 200 26 61
TRAMADOL HCL 213 190 27 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 196 184 28 36
CLOPIDOGREL 191 173 29 33
KLOR-CON M20 174 144 30 69
PREDNISONE 173 157 31 35
KLOR-CON M10 170 151 32 99
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 170 151 32 147
CITALOPRAM HBR 160 156 34 25
FENTANYL 157 141 S2 35 83
ADVAIR DISKUS 151 141 36 42
LEVETIRACETAM 151 96 36 74
NYSTATIN 150 143 38 152
ATENOLOL 144 144 39 11
OLANZAPINE 143 109 40 100
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 143 138 40 44
DIGOXIN 143 138 40 71
GLIPIZIDE 142 133 43 55
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 138 103 R 44 158
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 137 123 45 113
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 134 108 46 131
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 132 122 47 140
LEVOFLOXACIN 129 116 48 68
PLAVIX 127 115 49 51
HYDRALAZINE HCL 124 94 50 64
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 124 89 50 93
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122 118 52 19
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 122 111 52 141
TRAVATAN Z 121 115 54 163
CYMBALTA 120 84 55 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 119 95 56 90
SPIRIVA 114 102 57 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112 104 58 46
JANUVIA 112 112 58 54
PAROXETINE HCL 108 103 60 79
BENAZEPRIL HCL 106 106 61 92
METOLAZONE 101 100 62 174
SEROQUEL 98 85 63 146
SPIRONOLACTONE 97 88 64 122
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97 95 64 58
BUMETANIDE 97 83 64 176
FENOFIBRATE 94 80 67 109
VENTOLIN HFA 91 86 68 110
OXYCODONE HCL 90 68 S2 69 29
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 90 54 S2 69 151
SANTYL 89 73 71 180
LATANOPROST 84 84 72 137
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 83 78 73 156
ALLOPURINOL 81 70 74 39
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 76 75 121
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 62 76 101
CLONIDINE HCL 76 70 77 120
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 70 78 37
CALCIUM ACETATE 72 49 79 189
FAMOTIDINE 71 65 80 98
TIMOLOL MALEATE 71 71 80 190
TIZANIDINE HCL 70 20 82 141
GLYBURIDE 69 57 R 83 107
AMIODARONE HCL 69 69 83 165
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67 64 85 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 67 41 85 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 61 S3 87 20
LABETALOL HCL 64 54 88 202
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 38 S2 89 56
NOVOLOG 58 56 89 167
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 57 49 91 207
ERYTHROMYCIN 55 50 92 169
OXYCONTIN 53 36 S2 93 111
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53 52 93 66
CLONIDINE 52 46 95 218
LYRICA 52 32 95 96
SENSIPAR 52 26 95 218
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 51 50 98 103
AZITHROMYCIN 51 49 98 31
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 51 47 98 222
CEFDINIR 50 48 101 223
MECLIZINE HCL 50 42 101 145
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. 10, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.