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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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8,558Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$734K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 253 providers in this state and specialty

521 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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 521 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 521 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

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$675K

2014

$699K

2015

$734K

2016

Number of Claims

7,473

2014

7,949

2015

8,558

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
METFORMIN HCL 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

1 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 367

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

112

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 309

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
FUROSEMIDE 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

7 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

8 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

10 24
OMEPRAZOLE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

11 5
SIMVASTATIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

12 6
GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

13 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

15 9
LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

16 35
CRESTOR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

17 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 33
DULOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 40
TIZANIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 77
CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

23 30
PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

24 42
MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

25 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

25 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 124
CLOPIDOGREL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 43
TRAMADOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 20
ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 37
TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 15
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 121
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 164
ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 10
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

36 55
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 127
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 39 211
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 109
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 41 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 45
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 120
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 65
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 75
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

46 94
SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 17
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.