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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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7,356Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 220 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$705K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 158 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

639 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

13% of this provider’s 639 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 639 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

$96 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$666K

2014

$703K

2015

$705K

2016

Number of Claims

6,135

2014

6,840

2015

7,356

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 390

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

6 9
ALPRAZOLAM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

8 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

9 12
METFORMIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

10 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

11 8
SYNTHROID 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

12 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

14 74
CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

15 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

16 14
TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O 16 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

18 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

19 36
FUROSEMIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

21 11
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

23 40
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 24 42
SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 29
MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 46
GABAPENTIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 15
ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 33
SUBOXONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 109
TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 25
CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 102
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 59
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 48
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 35 58
WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 37
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 June 11, 2015.
  • 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.