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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,831Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 237

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 237

620 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Delaware
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 620 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 620 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Delaware
FUROSEMIDE 819 786 89 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 572 508 114 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 490 415 112 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 466 358 101 4 6
LISINOPRIL 424 354 102 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 413 382 86 6 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 363 352 37 7 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 356 306 77 8 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 320 292 69 9 4
DIOVAN 302 282 33 10 31
GABAPENTIN 298 207 50 11 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 272 233 51 12 15
SYNTHROID 267 244 33 13 35
METFORMIN HCL 261 183 54 14 8
LORAZEPAM 257 193 48 B 15 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 252 228 47 16 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 225 210 30 17 46
LANTUS 221 204 24 18 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213 213 35 19 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212 178 50 20 9
ATENOLOL 208 193 47 21 12
INSULIN SYRINGE* 198 193* 18 22 61
OXYCODONE HCL 194 111 32 S2 23 28
TRAMADOL HCL 189 166 62 24 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 187 149 48 25 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 178 148 52 26 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 173 168* 31 A 27 46
CLOPIDOGREL 152 136 38 28 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 152 141 35 28 37
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 140* 33 30 58
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143 111 30 S3 31 27
ALLOPURINOL 142 112 30 32 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142 137* 34 32 29
SERTRALINE HCL 137 104 23 34 19
CARVEDILOL 137 115 28 34 24
INSULIN SYRINGE* 135 135 15 36 61
CYMBALTA 126 89 16 37 42
ALPRAZOLAM 124 87 33 B 38 10
LANSOPRAZOLE 120 88 27 39 139
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119 119 20 40 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 118 99 26 41 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114 109* 71 42 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 113 87 19 43 63
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 113 81 58 R 43 90
CLONAZEPAM 113 80 21 B 43 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111 106* 30 46 20
CRESTOR 95 90* 15 47 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 93 88* 17 48 34
TRAZODONE HCL 91 77 20 49 36
NOVOLOG 91 86* 26 49 88
NEXIUM 90 67 22 51 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 85* 20 51 65
PREDNISONE 89 84* 50 53 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 70 19 54 83
NAMENDA 86 <11 <11 54 48
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 86 68 69 54 74
CLONIDINE HCL 84 66 22 57 79
ZETIA 79 74* 12 58 89
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79 74* 14 58 67
LEVETIRACETAM 78 <11 <11 60 68
MECLIZINE HCL 74 59 26 61 142
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 74 69* 37 61 77
RISPERIDONE 72 51 14 A 63 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 57 18 63 23
OLANZAPINE 71 60 11 A 65 78
MELOXICAM 70 65* 21 66 69
RAMIPRIL 69 64* 17 67 117
SPIRIVA 67 46 15 68 62
BUPROPION XL 66 40 14 69 137
GLIPIZIDE 65 60* 18 70 86
CEPHALEXIN 64 59* 33 71 95
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63 49 30 72 33
PAROXETINE HCL 63 <11 <11 72 76
FENOFIBRATE* 62 <11 <11 74 81
CEFUROXIME 60 55* 53 75 163
KETOCONAZOLE 60 44 26 75 185
NYAMYC 59 54* 17 77 182
LACTULOSE 59 <11 <11 77 114
MIRTAZAPINE 58 53* 21 79 32
BENICAR 58 <11 <11 79 189
AZITHROMYCIN 57 52* 46 81 39
AMIODARONE HCL 56 <11 <11 82 113
FENTANYL 56 <11 <11 S2 82 75
IRBESARTAN 56 <11 <11 82 184
METOLAZONE 55 <11 <11 85 138
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 <11 <11 86 56
BACLOFEN 53 <11 <11 87 106
EXELON 53 53 11 87 200
LEVOFLOXACIN 53 48* 48 87 57
DIGOXIN 52 <11 <11 90 159
IBUPROFEN 52 37 16 90 92
JANUVIA 52 <11 <11 90 66
PROAIR HFA 51 37 20 93 40
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 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.
  • 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. 27, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.