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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,743Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 325

$606K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 325

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

60% 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 Maryland
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 363 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

42% of this provider’s 433 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

12% of this provider’s 363 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 433 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $170 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$578K

2012

$577K

2013

$632K

2014

$606K

2015

Number of Claims

11,448

2012

11,921

2013

11,927

2014

11,743

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

557

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

100

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

2 9
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

O 6 20
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

7 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

8 17
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

8 11
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

12 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

12 14
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

14 25
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

16 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

16 19
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

18 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

19 18
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

20 15
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

21 51
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 137
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

22 99
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 23
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

25 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 24
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

27 75
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

A 28 154
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 100
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 30 152
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

A 31 157
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

O 32 7
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 60
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 123
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 36
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

36 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 33
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 180
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 30
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 39 98
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 44
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 21
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 41 31
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 42
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 34
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 199
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 54
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 47 119
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 49 130
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

Valsartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

49 102
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 51 57
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 52 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

53 80
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 54 48
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

55 28
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 55 61
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

57 96
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

57 110
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Nov. 28, 2007.
  • 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.