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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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43,132Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$2.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

1,087 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

7% of this provider’s 980 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

47% of this provider’s 1,087 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 1,087 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$1.73M

2014

$1.9M

2015

$2.03M

2016

Number of Claims

35,518

2014

37,236

2015

43,132

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,708

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,441

prescriptions.

368

patients, 34% of all patients

1 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,966

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,870

prescriptions.

267

patients, 25% of all patients

2 10
FUROSEMIDE 1,481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,426

prescriptions.

212

patients, 20% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,309

prescriptions.

223

patients, 21% of all patients

4 2
LORAZEPAM 1,250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,175

prescriptions.

181

patients, 17% of all patients

5 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,066

prescriptions.

190

patients, 17% of all patients

6 1
LISINOPRIL 1,184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,074

prescriptions.

189

patients, 17% of all patients

7 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

981

prescriptions.

151

patients, 14% of all patients

O 8 42
SIMVASTATIN 949

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

144

patients, 13% of all patients

9 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 894

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

866

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

10 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 879

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

835

prescriptions.

152

patients, 14% of all patients

11 20
OMEPRAZOLE 808

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

125

patients, 11% of all patients

12 9
ALPRAZOLAM 749

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

13 23
TRAMADOL HCL 719

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

O 14 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 667

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

15 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 613

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

16 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 579

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

17 11
GABAPENTIN 569

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

18 15
METFORMIN HCL 556

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

19 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 512

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

20 31
ATENOLOL 506

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

21 16
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 500

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 41
SERTRALINE HCL 474

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

23 19
CLOPIDOGREL 416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

24 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

25 12
PREDNISONE 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

26 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

27 39
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

28 81
DIGOXIN 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

29 97
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

30 62
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

32 56
TRAZODONE HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

33 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

34 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

34 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

36 21
LEVOFLOXACIN 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

164

patients, 15% of all patients

A 37 87
CARVEDILOL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

38 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

39 29
RISPERIDONE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 61
XARELTO 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

41 79
LACTULOSE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 73
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

43 82
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

44 118
MEMANTINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

45 63
CLONAZEPAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

45 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

47 84
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

127

patients, 12% of all patients

A 48 77
CLONIDINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

49 65
FENTANYL 190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 50 143
CRESTOR 188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

51 48
RANITIDINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

52 28
RAMIPRIL 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

53 112
ROPINIROLE HCL 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

54 114
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

54 78
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

56 116
DULOXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

57 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

58 40
GLIPIZIDE 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

59 38
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

60 217
LEVETIRACETAM 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

61 53
CELECOXIB 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

62 102
LANTUS 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

63 66
MIRTAZAPINE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

63 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

63 76
PAROXETINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

66 80
CEFUROXIME 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

A 66 138
LOVASTATIN 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

68 50
CEPHALEXIN 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

A 69 119
NYSTATIN 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

70 103
ONDANSETRON HCL* 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

71 145
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

71 106
BENAZEPRIL HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

73 161
IBUPROFEN 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

74 67
AMIODARONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

75 120
FAMOTIDINE* 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

76 70
AZITHROMYCIN 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

A 77 44
NAMENDA XR 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 71
MELOXICAM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 46
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

80 105
SYNTHROID 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

80 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

82 26
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

83 122
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 91
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 84 237
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

86 273
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

87 219
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

88 59
FENOFIBRATE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 115
VENTOLIN HFA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

90 88
TIZANIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

91 131
AMOXICILLIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

A 92 121
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

94 69
LOPERAMIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

94 191
JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

96 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

96 49
PRIMIDONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

98 187
OXYCODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

O 99 30
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

100 47
FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 83
VALSARTAN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

102 58
DILTIAZEM HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 103 215
LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

103 72
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

103 33
NOVOLOG 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

106 133
LANSOPRAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

106 150
SYMBICORT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

108 108
NEXIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

108 110
HUMALOG 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

108 100
NOVOLIN N 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 111 366
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A 112 99
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 O 113 129
TEMAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

114 175
IRBESARTAN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

115 85
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 115 132
KLOR-CON M20 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

115 207
CALCIUM ACETATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 118 234
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

119 167
BUSPIRONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

120 90
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

121 123
TOVIAZ 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 121 379
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

121 107
GLIPIZIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 121 96
BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 125 89
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

125 74
NITROSTAT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

125 288
ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

128 93
PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

129 52
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

129 157
VERAPAMIL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

129 165
NYAMYC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

129 328
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

133 113
HUMULIN N 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

134 144
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

135 136
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 136 263
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 137 211
NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

138 126
GLIPIZIDE XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 138 261
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 140 189
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

A 140 127
ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 142 95
BENICAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

142 141
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. 20, 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.