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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,483Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 253 providers in this state and specialty

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 253 providers in this state and specialty

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

19% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Delaware
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

21% of this provider’s 891 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 891 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$920K

2014

$878K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

10,816

2014

10,862

2015

11,483

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 650

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

179

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 516

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

5 5
TRAZODONE HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

6 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

7 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

8 14
ATENOLOL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

8 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

10 4
METFORMIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

11 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

12 9
ALPRAZOLAM 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

13 10
SERTRALINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

14 17
GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

15 13
FUROSEMIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

16 8
SYNTHROID 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

17 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

18 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

19 24
MELOXICAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

20 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

21 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

22 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

23 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

24 30
CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

25 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

26 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

27 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

28 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 45
DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

30 40
LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

31 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

31 25
METFORMIN HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

33 48
PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

34 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 35 47
VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

36 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

36 28
RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

38 43
FENOFIBRATE* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

39 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

39 59
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

41 36
BUPROPION XL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

41 102
CELECOXIB 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 71
TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 20
CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

45 50
NAPROXEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

46 94
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 68
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

49 55
ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 61
AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 51 39
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

52 141
CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 27
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 101
OXYCODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 55 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 56 26
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 64
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.