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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,522Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 231

$730K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 231

363 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

13% of this provider’s 363 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 363 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 8,667 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 456 322 1 17
SIMVASTATIN 425 281 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 423 353 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 403 273 4 5
LISINOPRIL 292 213 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 255 205 6 4
GABAPENTIN 242 147 7 15
MIRTAZAPINE 211 186 8 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 205 170 9 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177 152 10 12
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 173 89 11 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169 136 12 10
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 151 43 13 123
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150 117 14 9
PREDNISONE 144 121 15 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 143 103 16 20
LEVETIRACETAM 140 99 17 57
NEXIUM 137 83 18 31
METFORMIN HCL 136 84 19 7
DIOVAN 132 122 20 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130 95 21 33
TRAZODONE HCL 128 81 22 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117 98 23 13
FENTANYL 117 66 S2 23 69
CARVEDILOL 106 82 25 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105 84 26 8
BACLOFEN 103 30 27 89
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98 64 S3 28 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 95 84 29 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 74 30 30
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 92 66 31 68
CLOPIDOGREL 92 81 31 44
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 92 51 31 103
GLIMEPIRIDE 91 74 34 38
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 88 69 35 98
SERTRALINE HCL 88 51 35 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88 43 35 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87 41 38 14
ENDOCET 80 0 S2 39 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78 63 40 82
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 75 52 41 81
LANTUS 71 49 42 42
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 69 45 43 76
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 55 44 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 67 42 44 64
AZITHROMYCIN 66 54 46 32
SYNTHROID 64 64 47 28
JANUVIA 64 47 47 93
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 64 20 47 163
PAROXETINE HCL 62 28 50 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 62 50 55
LACTULOSE 61 34 52 84
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 55 52 45
RISPERIDONE 60 30 54 34
ALLOPURINOL 60 51 54 48
SANTYL 59 36 56 105
PLAVIX 58 52 57 60
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58 32 57 119
BUDESONIDE 57 26 59 176
SINGULAIR 57 37 59 109
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57 49 59 56
COMBIVENT 56 49 62 215
ATENOLOL 56 50 62 11
AMIODARONE HCL 56 48 62 108
NYSTATIN 55 27 65 87
METOLAZONE 55 37 65 141
CYMBALTA 54 33 67 46
OXYCODONE HCL 53 20 S2 68 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53 41 68 58
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 42 68 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53 28 68 40
OXYCONTIN 52 47 S2 72 74
LIDODERM 52 49 72 78
LYRICA 50 0 74 115
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 May 5, 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.