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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,367Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

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

67% 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

8% of this provider’s 572 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

44% of this provider’s 619 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 619 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$1.53M

2014

$1.36M

2015

$1.27M

2016

Number of Claims

28,310

2014

26,454

2015

25,367

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 1,094

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,069

prescriptions.

180

patients, 29% of all patients

1 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,077

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,049

prescriptions.

172

patients, 28% of all patients

2 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 924

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

885

prescriptions.

130

patients, 21% of all patients

3 20
LORAZEPAM 849

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

807

prescriptions.

127

patients, 21% of all patients

4 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 844

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

816

prescriptions.

143

patients, 23% of all patients

5 10
TRAMADOL HCL 738

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

O 6 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 671

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

7 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

O 8 42
LISINOPRIL 595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

117

patients, 19% of all patients

9 3
OMEPRAZOLE 567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

10 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

11 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

12 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

13 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

14 31
SIMVASTATIN 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

15 6
GABAPENTIN 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

16 15
ALPRAZOLAM 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
METFORMIN HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

18 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

19 29
RANITIDINE HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

20 28
SERTRALINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

21 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

22 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

23 21
CLOPIDOGREL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

24 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

25 76
GLIPIZIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

26 38
NAMENDA XR 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 71
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

29 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

30 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

30 39
LANTUS 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

32 66
XARELTO 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 79
NYSTATIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

34 103
ALLOPURINOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

35 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

36 12
PREDNISONE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

37 35
DIGOXIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 97
CLONAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 57
ATENOLOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

40 16
ROPINIROLE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 114
CEPHALEXIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

A 42 119
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 49
PAROXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 80
FAMOTIDINE* 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 70
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 46 41
LYRICA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 72
MIRTAZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

48 24
CARVEDILOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 27
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

49 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

51 78
PRIMIDONE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 187
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

53 13
HUMALOG 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 100
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 104
FENTANYL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 57 143
TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

58 25
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 217
LEVETIRACETAM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 55
DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 51
RISPERIDONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 63 61
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

64 116
MEMANTINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 63
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A 65 98
AZITHROMYCIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

A 67 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

68 45
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

A 69 127
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

70 132
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A 71 99
AMOXICILLIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 72 121
LOPERAMIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

72 191
LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 74 87
PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

74 52
VENTOLIN HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

74 88
LEVEMIR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 77 146
RAMIPRIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

77 112
LACTULOSE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 77 73
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 229
NOVOLOG 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 81 133
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

81 371
ONDANSETRON HCL* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

83 145
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 84
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

83 107
LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 50
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A 86 170
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

88 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

89 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 89 47
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

91 122
TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 92 175
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

92 326
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 94 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 69
AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 96 120
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 96 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A 96 77
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 96 89
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 Feb. 19, 2018.
  • 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.