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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,984Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1269

$1.45M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1269

674 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Maryland
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 674 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 674 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 19,050 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Maryland
FUROSEMIDE 865 761 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 843 544 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 758 513 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 668 442 4 8
LISINOPRIL 628 468 5 1
JANTOVEN 581 553 6 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 530 430 7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 443 346 8 6
MIRTAZAPINE 419 341 9 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 395 290 10 50
TRAMADOL HCL 381 311 11 16
SERTRALINE HCL 377 304 12 23
TRAZODONE HCL 367 338 13 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 365 287 14 12
GABAPENTIN 351 210 15 17
RANITIDINE HCL 328 213 16 27
METFORMIN HCL 315 221 17 9
LANTUS 305 243 18 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 289 209 19 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 288 235 20 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 255 216 21 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 245 245 22 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 237 134 23 28
CRESTOR 234 115 24 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 227 196 25 75
BUSPIRONE HCL 224 165 26 135
LACTULOSE 222 155 27 67
RISPERIDONE 222 162 27 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 218 175 29 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203 156 30 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198 129 31 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187 183 32 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL 186 174 33 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171 125 34 31
ALLOPURINOL 170 128 35 49
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 166 151 36 88
CARBAMAZEPINE 159 14 37 148
OLANZAPINE ODT 157 63 38 280
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 155 101 39 84
NOVOLOG 154 101 40 82
LEVETIRACETAM 151 44 41 55
AZITHROMYCIN 149 119 42 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148 107 43 58
FENTANYL 148 148 S2 43 105
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 146 125 45 63
CLOPIDOGREL 146 115 45 32
BACLOFEN 146 17 45 103
ATENOLOL 144 104 48 14
LAMOTRIGINE 144 20 48 194
CEPHALEXIN 139 90 50 113
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 136 117 51 86
PREDNISONE 133 106 52 45
CARVEDILOL 133 99 52 29
PROMETHAZINE HCL 131 95 R 54 149
LIDODERM 125 113 55 56
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 125 82 55 53
HALOPERIDOL 121 42 57 133
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 121 113 57 127
LANSOPRAZOLE 121 55 57 120
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119 110 S2 60 44
KLOR-CON 10 115 70 61 122
PAROXETINE HCL 115 113 61 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113 46 63 40
SEROQUEL 111 71 64 104
GLIPIZIDE 111 77 64 37
NAMENDA 110 110 66 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110 78 66 19
DIOVAN 107 101 68 35
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 105 57 69 155
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 105 93 69 78
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 103 85 71 140
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103 57 71 11
DILANTIN 100 14 73 184
IBUPROFEN 99 36 74 73
OLANZAPINE 99 62 74 89
KLOR-CON M20 95 93 76 60
NEXIUM 94 53 77 41
TRICOR 93 42 78 152
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 93 63 78 130
DIGOXIN 92 83 80 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91 75 81 15
MELOXICAM 89 82 82 68
LABETALOL HCL 88 88 83 160
LUMIGAN 85 67 84 279
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 85 69 84 110
KLOR-CON M10 83 83 86 139
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 83 82 86 182
TEGRETOL 83 0 10 86 330
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 71 89 66
NITROFURANTOIN 80 58 90 210
NYSTATIN 80 59 90 119
CEFUROXIME 79 62 92 171
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 79 15 R 92 108
FINASTERIDE 78 78 94 112
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 65 94 57
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 78 26 94 191
CARAFATE 78 26 94 290
CYMBALTA 74 53 98 70
CLONIDINE HCL 73 44 99 51
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 71 59 100 260
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71 70 100 204
VALPROIC ACID 70 12 102 189
PLAVIX 69 53 103 47
SODIUM CHLORIDE 66 64 104 238
SPIRIVA 65 56 105 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 64 17 106 176
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63 56 107 128
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 38 108 77
PREMARIN 62 24 R 108 352
METRONIDAZOLE 60 43 110 275
GEMFIBROZIL 59 23 111 145
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 49 111 83
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58 38 113 131
SINGULAIR 58 27 113 123
SYMBICORT 58 44 113 173
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 30 S3 116 20
DILANTIN-125 56 27 10 117 369
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 56 35 R 117 369
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 43 119 227
NAPROXEN 55 30 119 107
FORTICAL 55 12 119 373
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 39 122 46
FLUOCINONIDE 54 24 122 255
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 54 48 122 376
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 27 125 137
PRIMIDONE 52 27 126 209
LATANOPROST 52 48 126 143
OXYCODONE HCL 51 40 S2 128 34
CILOSTAZOL 50 38 129 272
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 20, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.