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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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8,531Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

$680K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

536 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

3% of this provider’s 322 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

37% of this provider’s 536 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 536 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$652K

2014

$673K

2015

$680K

2016

Number of Claims

8,949

2014

9,448

2015

8,531

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 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

6 7
SIMVASTATIN 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

7 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

8 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

9 26
FUROSEMIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

9 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

9 33
AZITHROMYCIN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

A 12 48
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

O 13 102
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

14 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

15 12
ALPRAZOLAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

16 19
GABAPENTIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
FAMOTIDINE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 92
SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

19 18
DIAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

20 93
FLUCONAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 156
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

21 39
CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 50
LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 29
ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

A 26 65
MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 34
RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 25
OXYCODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 29 31
PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 62
CITALOPRAM HBR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 32
CARVEDILOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 28
TOPIRAMATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 154
TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 16
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 90
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 41
SYMBICORT 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

36 112
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

40 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

41 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 42 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 21
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

43 78
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 45
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 91
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 47 35
CLOPIDOGREL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 22
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 73
CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

A 50 120
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 May 30, 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.