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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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13,588Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 253 providers in this state and specialty

$906K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 253 providers in this state and specialty

654 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

2% of this provider’s 619 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

26% of this provider’s 654 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 654 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$836K

2014

$859K

2015

$906K

2016

Number of Claims

13,077

2014

12,907

2015

13,588

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 642

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 574

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

5 3
SIMVASTATIN 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

7 14
OMEPRAZOLE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

9 31
SERTRALINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

10 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
GABAPENTIN 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

13 11
TRAMADOL HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 20
ALPRAZOLAM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

16 25
METFORMIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

17 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

18 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O 19 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

20 15
ATENOLOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

21 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

23 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 24
LORAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

24 35
DULOXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

26 40
MIRTAZAPINE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

28 19
VESICARE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11 29 140
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 30 29
GLIPIZIDE XL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 178
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

32 23
LEVETIRACETAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 33 57
CELECOXIB 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 71
CLOPIDOGREL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 36 66
VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 51
MEMANTINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 38 78
OXYCODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 39 34
JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 58
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 40 87
ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 42 112
ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 37
LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 43 105
ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 68
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 107
AZITHROMYCIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A 47 39
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 49 86
AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 151
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 22
FENTANYL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 52 80
GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 60
ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 61
RESTASIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 56 218
RISPERIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 95
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 59 136
GLIPIZIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 79
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 61 26
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 June 26, 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.
  • 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.