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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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15,133Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

548 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

6% of this provider’s 496 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

29% of this provider’s 548 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 548 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$1.08M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

13,922

2014

15,059

2015

15,133

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 937

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

919

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

2 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

3 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

4 21
LISINOPRIL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

6 13
TRAZODONE HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

7 27
OMEPRAZOLE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
SIMVASTATIN 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
RANITIDINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

11 25
GABAPENTIN 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

12 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

13 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

15 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

16 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

18 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

19 24
ATENOLOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
CLOPIDOGREL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

22 20
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 137
CITALOPRAM HBR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

24 32
SERTRALINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 18
LEVETIRACETAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 58
BUDESONIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

<11 27 186
DULOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 46
MIRTAZAPINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 38
CEPHALEXIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

A 30 120
SPIRIVA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 71
JANUVIA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

<11 32 70
MELOXICAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

33 34
TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 16
ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

35 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 36 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

38 33
DIGOXIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 39 108
PREDNISONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

40 39
LITHIUM CARBONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 41 207
ELIQUIS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 119
BUMETANIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 189
CELECOXIB 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 74
ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 37
LANTUS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 46 79
NEXIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 47 151
NAMENDA XR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 48 88
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 53
BUTRANS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 O 51 207
CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 28
RISPERIDONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 68
LORAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

54 29
PROCRIT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 55 255
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 56 87
DEXILANT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 57 162
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 61
IRBESARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 115
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

60 23
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 61 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

61 9
BROVANA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 10 63 270
AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 64 143
BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

65 66
AMOXICILLIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

A 65 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

A 67 65
RIVASTIGMINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 67 280
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 86
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 70 73
OLANZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P 71 101
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

71 42
LACTULOSE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 73 77
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 73 50
SANTYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 73 304
AMITIZA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 73 174
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, 2013.
  • 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.