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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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16,145Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

305 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
99% 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

40% of this provider’s 305 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 305 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

18,217

2014

17,374

2015

16,145

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,675

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,675

prescriptions.

63

patients, 21% of all patients

1 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 760

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

86

patients, 28% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 755

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

83

patients, 27% of all patients

3 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 599

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

63

patients, 21% of all patients

4 11
NEXIUM 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

61

patients, 20% of all patients

5 110
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
FUROSEMIDE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

8 10
CREON 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

9 247
OMEPRAZOLE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

10 9
VOLTAREN 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

11 137
MECLIZINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

12 125
METFORMIN HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

13 7
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

73

patients, 24% of all patients

14 192
CLOPIDOGREL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

15 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

16 123
LISINOPRIL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

17 3
CRESTOR 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

18 48
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

19 122
JANUVIA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

20 60
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

21 116
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

22 78
CLONIDINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

23 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

24 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

25 161
BENICAR HCT 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

26 196
DIGOXIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

27 97
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

28 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

29 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

29 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

31 14
GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

32 15
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 139
COLCRYS 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

33 328
ALLOPURINOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

35 33
BENICAR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

36 141
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

37 74
VALSARTAN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

37 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

39 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

40 49
CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

41 27
CELECOXIB 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

41 102
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

43 263
SIMVASTATIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

44 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

45 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 46 47
AZITHROMYCIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

73

patients, 24% of all patients

A 47 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

48 69
SYMBICORT 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

49 108
AMITIZA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

50 151
JANUMET 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

51 318
LINZESS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

51 171
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

51 37
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 54 231
DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 55 31
MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

56 46
ULORIC 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 56 360
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

58 56
RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 59 28
IBUPROFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

60 67
ZALEPLON 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

61 371
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 62 12
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 63 217
TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

O 64 18
NITROSTAT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

64 288
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

66 52
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 67 16
LANSOPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 68 150
ONGLYZA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 68 283
REPAGLINIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 70 328
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

71 311
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 71 86
TRADJENTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 71 168
GLIPIZIDE XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 71 261
RANEXA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 75 338
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 Nov. 27, 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.