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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,763Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 157

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 157

603 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

20% of this provider’s 603 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 603 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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 1,506 1,368 150 1 7
LISINOPRIL 742 654 133 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 709 631 108 3 1
MIRTAZAPINE 656 603 103 4 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 637 455 47 5 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 561 482 90 6 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 558 508 100 7 9
GABAPENTIN 479 399 77 8 16
TRAMADOL HCL 425 385 103 9 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 407 392 75 10 12
TRAZODONE HCL 393 326 63 11 52
RISPERIDONE 384 313 49 A 12 76
OMEPRAZOLE 378 349 106 13 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 374 324 67 14 15
DIOVAN 353 328 32 15 25
CLOPIDOGREL 314 269 53 16 21
NAMENDA 302 302 27 17 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 299 237 55 18 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 295 248 53 19 39
CARVEDILOL 293 264 60 20 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 290 243 37 21 10
METFORMIN HCL 288 219 42 22 8
SERTRALINE HCL 280 235 45 23 27
KLOR-CON M20 274 227 53 24 86
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 271 266* 34 A 25 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 257 224 43 26 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 253 204 33 27 104
TAMSULOSIN HCL 251 246* 41 28 32
LEVETIRACETAM 250 206 42 29 75
KLOR-CON M10 246 217 46 30 132
CYMBALTA 243 156 38 31 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 204 190 39 32 56
LANTUS 196 158 41 33 83
OLANZAPINE 193 121 28 A 34 100
DONEPEZIL HCL 192 187* 38 35 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 192 164 33 35 42
SIMVASTATIN 181 154 45 37 4
GLIPIZIDE 179 160 27 38 58
JANUVIA 179 174* 16 38 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 167 162* 43 40 50
ENULOSE 166 115 21 41 170
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 163 140 53 42 59
SANTYL 158 104 41 43 172
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 155 133 72 44 153
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 153 115 15 R 45 173
SPIRIVA 151 137 32 46 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 145 127 61 47 70
LATANOPROST 140 140 31 48 154
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 134 129* 23 49 178
DIGOX 124 119* 23 50 129
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 123 111 17 51 136
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 123 123 18 51 185
NYSTATIN 118 93 43 53 117
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116 111* 25 54 18
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 110 88 15 55 197
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 110 84 42 55 105
ROPINIROLE HCL 109 91 12 57 118
PREDNISONE 106 92 25 58 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 105 100* 51 59 61
ATENOLOL 102 102 14 60 13
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 85 45 S2 61 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 96 69 12 61 69
NYSTOP 94 83 46 63 151
ALLOPURINOL 93 80 16 64 40
FAMOTIDINE* 93 73 16 64 87
FENOFIBRATE* 92 <11 <11 66 71
OXYCODONE HCL 91 54 32 S2 67 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 86* 21 67 33
PAROXETINE HCL 90 85* 20 69 78
BUMETANIDE 88 <11 <11 70 202
SENSIPAR 88 <11 <11 70 171
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87 87 12 72 64
FENTANYL 86 81* 23 S2 73 73
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 86 81* 38 73 103
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83 57 21 75 81
TIMOLOL MALEATE 80 80 11 76 207
PROAIR HFA 78 73* 15 77 38
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77 72* 30 78 94
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 74 53 23 79 140
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 52 20 80 44
VENTOLIN HFA 73 73 22 80 213
METOLAZONE 71 59 12 82 183
ALPRAZOLAM 71 66* 30 B 82 11
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 69 64* 13 84 218
LACTULOSE 67 42 21 85 160
CALCIUM ACETATE 66 40 14 86 223
HYDROXYZINE HCL 65 49 12 R 87 168
CLONAZEPAM 65 46 20 B 87 55
AMIODARONE HCL 63 58* 20 89 158
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 63 58* 30 89 228
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 <11 <11 91 109
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 56* 28 92 188
CLONIDINE HCL 61 56* 11 92 115
VALPROIC ACID* 59 <11 <11 94 177
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 56 33 17 95 239
BACLOFEN 56 22 13 95 130
MORPHINE SULFATE 54 24 13 S2 97 191
LABETALOL HCL 54 <11 <11 97 244
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53 <11 <11 99 111
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 <11 <11 100 24
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 Dec. 10, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.