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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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7,345Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 253 providers in this state and specialty

$513K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 253 providers in this state and specialty

605 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

12% of this provider’s 605 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 605 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$531K

2014

$510K

2015

$513K

2016

Number of Claims

6,408

2014

6,708

2015

7,345

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 609

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

176

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 480

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

118

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 421

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

6 3
METFORMIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

7 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

8 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

9 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

10 18
ALPRAZOLAM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

11 24
SYNTHROID 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

13 49
ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

14 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

15 33
FUROSEMIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

16 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

16 19
SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

18 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

19 15
ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

19 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

21 11
MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

23 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 29
VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

25 51
CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

26 41
RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

26 43
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 45
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 64
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 14
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

32 55
GABAPENTIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 13
CLOPIDOGREL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 27
BENICAR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 218
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 53
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 Jan. 26, 2017.
  • 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.