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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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9,493Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 253 providers in this state and specialty

$907K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 253 providers in this state and specialty

773 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

9% of this provider’s 773 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 773 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$95 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$654K

2014

$787K

2015

$907K

2016

Number of Claims

7,632

2014

9,027

2015

9,493

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 794

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

758

prescriptions.

228

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 472

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

6 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

7 12
OMEPRAZOLE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

8 5
METFORMIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

9 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

10 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

11 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

12 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

13 45
ALPRAZOLAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

14 10
LORAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

15 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

16 14
GABAPENTIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

17 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

18 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

19 29
ALLOPURINOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

20 37
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

21 30
SYNTHROID 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

22 49
ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

23 16
CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

24 27
FUROSEMIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

25 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

26 32
CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

26 41
TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 23
PROAIR HFA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

28 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

30 24
MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

31 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 28
SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 17
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

34 55
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 15
VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

35 51
PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 68
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 39 74
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 21
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

41 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 33
LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 69
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

44 115
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. 21, 2015.
  • 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.