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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,668Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 237

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 237

487 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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

8% of this provider’s 487 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 487 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 778 718 155 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 451 421 106 2 2
ALPRAZOLAM 293 249 63 B 3 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 256 239 67 4 4
LISINOPRIL 229 203 68 5 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 222 217* 33 S3 6 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 210 181 134 7 57
SIMVASTATIN 178 160 42 8 3
AZITHROMYCIN 176 128 117 9 39
METFORMIN HCL 167 142 49 10 8
NAMENDA 166 155 21 11 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 161 124 49 12 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 159 138 22 13 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 145 126 28 14 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 141 136* 39 15 15
NEXIUM 137 106 39 16 26
TRAMADOL HCL 133 112 44 17 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 119 35 18 23
SERTRALINE HCL 122 93 23 19 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 122 117* 30 19 5
GABAPENTIN 119 97 32 21 14
CRESTOR 117 98 31 22 17
ATENOLOL 116 111* 21 23 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 115 110* 19 24 21
CLOPIDOGREL 106 85 25 25 25
OXYCODONE HCL 104 90 17 S2 26 28
MELOXICAM 102 89 33 27 69
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 95* 23 28 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95 81 24 29 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 81 72 30 55
OMEPRAZOLE 92 75 26 31 6
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 90 85* 43 32 133
OLANZAPINE 87 63 15 A 33 78
AMOXICILLIN 87 74 61 33 97
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 87 82* 61 33 74
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 77* 17 36 58
PREDNISONE 80 75* 33 37 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80 80 19 37 29
CEPHALEXIN 79 74* 40 39 95
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 78 48 23 R 40 131
VERAPAMIL ER 78 61 20 40 150
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 77 72* 47 42 87
VESICARE 77 72* 13 42 156
CELEBREX 74 60 19 44 71
LORAZEPAM 72 67* 22 B 45 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72 67* 21 45 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 67* 19 45 9
DIOVAN 70 65* 16 48 31
ALLOPURINOL 69 64* 16 49 43
TEMAZEPAM 68 63* 22 B 50 121
DIAZEPAM 67 16 15 B 51 101
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64 59* 17 52 51
OXYCONTIN 63 <11 <11 S2 53 85
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62 <11 <11 A 54 46
CARVEDILOL 61 56* 16 55 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59 54* 12 56 11
RANITIDINE HCL 56 51* 11 57 54
SYNTHROID 56 42 11 57 35
METOLAZONE 53 40 21 59 138
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53 48* 19 59 20
ENULOSE 53 <11 <11 59 144
SPIRIVA 52 47* 17 62 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52 47* 11 62 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 47* 13 62 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 38 12 65 22
KLOR-CON M20 50 45* 14 65 114
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.