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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,006Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 253 providers in this state and specialty

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 253 providers in this state and specialty

609 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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 559 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

42% of this provider’s 609 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 609 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$63 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

$846K

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.44M

2016

Number of Claims

14,663

2014

20,820

2015

23,006

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, 3% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

1 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 617

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

126

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

7 4
MIRTAZAPINE 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

8 38
GABAPENTIN 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

9 13
TRAZODONE HCL 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

10 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

11 9
METFORMIN HCL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

12 7
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

13 76
WARFARIN SODIUM 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

14 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

15 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

16 25
RANITIDINE HCL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

17 43
LEVETIRACETAM 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

18 57
PREDNISONE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

19 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

21 11
SERTRALINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

22 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

23 19
XARELTO 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 84
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

25 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

26 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

27 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

28 44
ALPRAZOLAM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

29 10
CARVEDILOL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

30 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

31 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

32 70
JANUVIA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 58
DULOXETINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 40
TRAMADOL HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O 35 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 66
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 110
ALLOPURINOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 37
OXYCODONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O 38 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

40 33
FINASTERIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

41 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

43 12
CLOPIDOGREL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

44 27
LORAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

45 35
NAMENDA XR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 85
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 149
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 73
BACLOFEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 99
HUMALOG 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 82
ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

51 16
ELIQUIS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 98
LACTULOSE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 113
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

A 54 52
CLONAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

55 50
NYSTATIN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

55 122
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

57 18
VALSARTAN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 51
FAMOTIDINE* 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 155
LEVALBUTEROL HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 10 60 179
BENAZEPRIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 111
AZITHROMYCIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

A 61 39
LATANOPROST 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 90
FENOFIBRATE* 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 74
BUDESONIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 65 144
PAROXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

67 68
SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 88
MEMANTINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

68 78
LANTUS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

68 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 71 72
TIZANIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

72 77
NOVOLOG 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

73 135
KETOCONAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

74 162
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

A 74 103
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

76 107
LEVEMIR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 160
LEVOFLOXACIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 78 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 79 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 79 26
FENTANYL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 O 81 80
CELECOXIB 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 71
RISPERIDONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 83 95
GEMFIBROZIL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 156
SPIRIVA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 83
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

86 24
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 87 119
ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 89 59
AMIODARONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 151
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

91 56
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O 91 114
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 93 87
NYSTOP 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

93 148
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 86
FLUCONAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

96 203
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

97 153
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 97 105
GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

99 67
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

99 157
TRADJENTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 101 126
BUPROPION HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 102 213
TIMOLOL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 103 221
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 104 121
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 104 101
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 106 112
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 107 166
AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A 107 91
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 107 22
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 April 16, 2018.
  • 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.