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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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14,904Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 253 providers in this state and specialty

$795K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 253 providers in this state and specialty

489 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

11% of this provider’s 456 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

30% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$659K

2014

$724K

2015

$795K

2016

Number of Claims

16,129

2014

16,350

2015

14,904

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
FUROSEMIDE 755

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

1 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

103

patients, 21% of all patients

3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

6 13
LISINOPRIL 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

7 3
OMEPRAZOLE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

8 5
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE* 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

10 9 123
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

10 14
CLONAZEPAM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

11 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

12 60
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

13 66
LANTUS 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 81
METFORMIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

15 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
LEVETIRACETAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

17 57
TRAMADOL HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 20
SERTRALINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

20 12
TRAZODONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

21 23
FENTANYL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 22 80
LORAZEPAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

23 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 28
HUMALOG 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 82
WARFARIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

<11 26 31
MIRTAZAPINE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

26 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

30 9
CLOPIDOGREL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

P 32 62
CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

33 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

34 44
INSULIN SYRINGE* 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 172
ALPRAZOLAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

37 30
PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 65
MELOXICAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 86
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 93
GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 67
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

A 41 52
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 29
OXYCODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 47 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

A 48 72
RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 43
OLANZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 50 104
ELIQUIS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 50 98
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

A 50 103
LATANOPROST 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 90
GENERLAC 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

53 190
HYDROCORTISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 55 193
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

56 70
ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 16
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

58 107
RISPERIDONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 95
AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

A 60 39
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

61 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 61 11
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

61 58
CLONIDINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 64 213
INSULIN SYRINGE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 64 167
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 66 115
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 67 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

68 32
SANTYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

68 170
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.