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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,718Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 157

$593K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 157

337 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

18% of this provider’s 337 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 337 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 223 199 77 1 9
LISINOPRIL 185 144 71 2 2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 149 60 3 28
OMEPRAZOLE 172 126 61 4 6
METFORMIN HCL 164 119 61 5 8
FUROSEMIDE 152 113 58 6 7
ALPRAZOLAM 151 98 48 B 7 11
ATENOLOL 144 91 50 8 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135 91 53 9 3
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 128 84 82 10 94
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 126 63 42 S2 11 60
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 125 97 45 12 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 124 103 48 13 5
TRAMADOL HCL 120 73 38 14 17
RANITIDINE HCL 118 83 56 15 53
CARVEDILOL 115 80 41 16 23
CEPHALEXIN 114 87 80 17 154
ALLOPURINOL 105 76 35 18 40
AMOXICILLIN 95 71 63 19 93
CLOPIDOGREL 89 68 27 20 21
PROAIR HFA 84 41 32 21 38
SPIRIVA 79 39 25 22 47
GABAPENTIN 76 54 26 23 16
LOVAZA 74 40 22 24 131
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 73 52 27 25 81
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 61 33 26 149
AZITHROMYCIN 69 46 53 27 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67 32 17 28 20
FINASTERIDE 66 66 19 29 89
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 66 44 27 29 144
WARFARIN SODIUM 61 56* 14 31 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60 39 18 32 32
NAPROXEN 57 <11 22 33 96
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 57 37 45 33 95
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55 50* 20 35 12
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 37 44 36 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 45* 21 37 69
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 15, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.