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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,935Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 253 providers in this state and specialty

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 253 providers in this state and specialty

608 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

8% of this provider’s 555 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

39% of this provider’s 608 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 608 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$1.15M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

23,073

2014

25,907

2015

22,935

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,325

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,231

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

1 31
FUROSEMIDE 1,038

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

973

prescriptions.

117

patients, 19% of all patients

2 8
OMEPRAZOLE 757

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

138

patients, 23% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 724

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

111

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 685

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL 626

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 604

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

7 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

8 15
GABAPENTIN 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

9 13
SIMVASTATIN 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

10 6
CARVEDILOL 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

11 21
TRAZODONE HCL 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

12 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

13 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
MIRTAZAPINE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

15 38
SERTRALINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

16 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

17 29
LEVETIRACETAM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

19 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

20 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
CLOPIDOGREL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

22 27
TRAMADOL HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

O 23 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

24 9
METFORMIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

25 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

26 44
DULOXETINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 28
ALPRAZOLAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

29 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 86
ATENOLOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 16
LANTUS 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 81
HYDRALAZINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

33 70
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

34 60
NAMENDA XR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

<11 35 85
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 87
HUMALOG 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 82
RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 43
JANUVIA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 58
LATANOPROST 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

41 90
BACLOFEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 99
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

A 41 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 44 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 66
OXYCODONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O 44 34
ALLOPURINOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 37
CLONAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

48 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 59
MELOXICAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 46
ROPINIROLE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 112
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

52 107
ELIQUIS 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 98
LEVOFLOXACIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

A 54 63
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

A 54 119
GLIPIZIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 67
LACTULOSE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 113
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 58 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 30
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A 59 136
DIGOXIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 59 133
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

62 18
FENTANYL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 63 80
PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

64 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

64 121
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

64 32
HEPARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 67 186
PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 65
NYSTATIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

69 122
NYSTOP 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

69 148
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

69 35
CEPHALEXIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A 72 117
OXYCONTIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 73 128
SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

74 83
RISPERIDONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 75 95
CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

76 120
CELECOXIB 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 71
NOVOLOG 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

76 135
OLANZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 76 104
VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 51
RANEXA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 80 195
RENVELA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 82 198
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 149
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 56
VESICARE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 84 140
ZETIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 84 61
AMIODARONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 151
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 158
SANTYL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

87 170
HUMULIN R 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 90 203
XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 91 84
SENSIPAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 92 213
RALOXIFENE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 92 170
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

94 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 94 33
TRADJENTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 96 126
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

A 96 103
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 98 174
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 99 101
LAMOTRIGINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 99 142
BRILINTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 99 235
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.