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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,807Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 237

$783K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 237

529 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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

5% of this provider’s 529 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 529 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
OMEPRAZOLE 463 427 98 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 453 389 100 2 2
LISINOPRIL 407 383 93 3 1
SIMVASTATIN 299 275 83 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 270 265* 60 5 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247 242* 47 6 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 246 241* 64 7 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 243 243 40 8 34
ALPRAZOLAM 216 186 62 B 9 10
SERTRALINE HCL 201 148 41 10 19
METFORMIN HCL 187 147 53 11 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186 161 53 12 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 182 177* 46 13 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 163 158* 19 14 21
NAMENDA 155 155 25 15 48
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149 144* 37 S3 16 27
ATENOLOL 144 121 36 17 12
MIRTAZAPINE 139 139 26 18 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136 119 18 19 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 125* 35 20 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121 116* 31 21 13
CLOPIDOGREL 99 94* 20 22 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 99 94* 17 A 22 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 98 93* 23 24 22
OLANZAPINE 95 95 14 A 25 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94 75 15 26 44
DIOVAN 91 86* 22 27 31
CARVEDILOL 89 84* 19 28 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88 83* 23 29 18
TRAMADOL HCL 85 80* 28 30 16
NEXIUM 81 70 18 31 26
LORAZEPAM 80 75* 19 B 32 30
AMOXICILLIN 80 69 51 32 97
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 66 27 34 23
NYSTATIN 76 71* 30 35 100
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75 70* 16 36 56
AZITHROMYCIN 74 56 57 37 39
PROAIR HFA 74 57 47 37 40
CELEBREX 73 68* 24 39 71
PAROXETINE HCL 72 67* 18 40 76
TRAZODONE HCL 70 65* 18 41 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68 63* 19 42 134
MELOXICAM 68 57 30 42 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 59* 38 44 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64 64 14 44 38
RISPERIDONE 63 63 12 A 46 59
GABAPENTIN 62 57* 18 47 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59 54* 12 48 29
CEPHALEXIN 58 46 41 49 95
LEVOFLOXACIN 58 53* 42 49 57
SPIRIVA 57 57 12 51 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 42 14 52 52
CYMBALTA 53 48* 11 53 42
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 29 19 S2 54 45
PREDNISONE 52 47* 17 54 50
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52 <11 <11 54 67
LIDODERM 50 45* 13 57 91
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 45* 38 57 101
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 Jan. 28, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.