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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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14,280Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$765K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 253 providers in this state and specialty

1,119 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

47% of this provider’s 1,119 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 1,119 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$54 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

$757K

2014

$780K

2015

$765K

2016

Number of Claims

11,513

2014

12,590

2015

14,280

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 1,024

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,010

prescriptions.

306

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 847

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

818

prescriptions.

201

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 640

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

179

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 611

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

170

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 604

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

161

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

145

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

7 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

8 12
LEVOFLOXACIN 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

218

patients, 19% of all patients

A 9 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

10 9
ATENOLOL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

11 16
METFORMIN HCL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

12 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

13 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

14 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

15 11
ALPRAZOLAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

16 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
CARVEDILOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

18 21
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

19 53
SERTRALINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

20 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

21 22
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

138

patients, 12% of all patients

A 22 52
VALSARTAN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

23 51
PREDNISONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

24 36
AZITHROMYCIN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

A 25 39
ALLOPURINOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

26 37
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

27 100
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

28 24
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

29 108
TRAMADOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 20
METFORMIN HCL ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

31 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

32 15
GLIPIZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

32 67
GABAPENTIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

34 13
CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

35 41
SYNTHROID 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

36 49
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
CEFDINIR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

A 37 137
ZETIA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

39 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

39 19
PAROXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

41 65
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

42 55
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

43 44
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

45 130
QUINAPRIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

46 187
INDAPAMIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

46 187
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

A 48 119
CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

50 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

51 32
CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

54 28
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 64
LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

56 35
TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

57 116
PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

58 42
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 141
CELECOXIB 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 71
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

61 221
TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

62 23
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A 62 103
MIRTAZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

64 38
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

64 131
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.