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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,914Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 83 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$919K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 83 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

547 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$836K

2014

$868K

2015

$919K

2016

Number of Claims

10,480

2014

11,492

2015

11,914

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 473

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

123

patients, 22% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 440

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

118

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

3 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
MELOXICAM 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

112

patients, 20% of all patients

5 46
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
FUROSEMIDE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
SIMVASTATIN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

9 6
ALPRAZOLAM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

10 23
SERTRALINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

11 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

12 36
OXYCODONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 13 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
OMEPRAZOLE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

15 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

17 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

18 13
TRAMADOL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

O 19 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
GABAPENTIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

21 15
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

22 189
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

23 20
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

24 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

25 21
ATENOLOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 16
ETODOLAC 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

26 254
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

26 26
CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
AZITHROMYCIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

A 30 44
CLONIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 65
CLOPIDOGREL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

32 22
RANITIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

33 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 40
ONGLYZA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 283
DULOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 51
ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 33
FENOFIBRATE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 115
LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

40 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

41 39
SPIRIVA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 86
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

43 167
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

44 35
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

45 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 46 42
ELIQUIS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 95
BUPROPION XL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

46 124
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 123
MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 24
TIZANIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 131
CELECOXIB 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 102
DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 52 113
KLOR-CON M20 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 207
SUCRALFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

56 179
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

57 74
IRBESARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 85
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 58 62
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

60 57
GLYBURIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 60 409
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 62 67
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 58
INVOKANA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 260
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 25
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 Jan. 22, 2010.
  • 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.