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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,739Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 13

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 13

388 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26%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

81% of this provider’s 388 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 52%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 388 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 22%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 1,715 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$118 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $101 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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
OXYCODONE HCL 1,638 285 S2 1 1
OXYCONTIN 670 149 S2 2 5
GABAPENTIN 508 119 3 3
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 499 45 S2 4 2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 402 104 S2 5 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 385 64 6 15
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 366 53 S2 7 6
TIZANIDINE HCL 330 68 8 10
FENTANYL 278 55 S2 9 8
MORPHINE SULFATE 274 61 S2 10 13
METHADONE HCL 262 20 S2 11 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 239 61 S3 12 4
CARISOPRODOL 237 13 R 13 11
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 230 37 S2 14 12
ENDOCET 216 64 S2 15 9
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 159 22 R 16 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 148 31 17 21
OPANA ER 141 0 S2 18 23
BACLOFEN 123 0 19 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 120 29 20 24
TRAZODONE HCL 111 33 21 25
LIDODERM 103 35 22 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 103 19 22 26
CYMBALTA 103 12 22 17
ROPINIROLE HCL 85 33 25 22
SERTRALINE HCL 81 24 26 28
LYRICA 74 14 27 18
IBUPROFEN 70 25 28 30
MIRTAZAPINE 59 16 29 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 0 R 30 34
EXALGO 50 0 S2 31 35
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 Aug. 30, 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.