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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,232Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

$840K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

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

29% 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

2% of this provider’s 610 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

26% of this provider’s 728 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 728 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$797K

2014

$820K

2015

$840K

2016

Number of Claims

13,906

2014

13,291

2015

12,232

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
LISINOPRIL 479

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

134

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

2 4
SIMVASTATIN 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
METFORMIN HCL 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
ATENOLOL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

7 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

8 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

9 1
CLOPIDOGREL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

10 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

11 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

12 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

14 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

15 10
GABAPENTIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

16 14
SERTRALINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

17 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

18 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

19 21
OMEPRAZOLE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

20 7
TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

O 21 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

O 22 35
CARVEDILOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

23 28
RANITIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

24 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 32
VENTOLIN HFA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 78
ALPRAZOLAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 19
GLIPIZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 43
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

29 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 33
CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

32 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

33 23
ROPINIROLE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 104
SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

35 85
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

36 39
XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

36 73
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

38 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 39 86
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 91
DONEPEZIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 36
AMOXICILLIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A 42 80
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 53
LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 29
IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

44 60
QUINAPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 177
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 108
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 26
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 126
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 149
LEVEMIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 50 149
GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 53 152
MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 53 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. 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 Sept. 5, 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.
  • 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.