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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,286Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 31 providers in this state and specialty

$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 31 providers in this state and specialty

508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

85 of this provider’s 407 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

46% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

2014

$676K

2015

$1.75M

2016

Number of Claims

2014

12,142

2015

28,286

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,246

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,070

prescriptions.

162

patients, 32% of all patients

1 9
FUROSEMIDE 1,191

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

972

prescriptions.

133

patients, 26% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 907

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

800

prescriptions.

107

patients, 21% of all patients

3 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 869

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

4 16
LISINOPRIL 817

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

138

patients, 27% of all patients

5 2
GABAPENTIN 737

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

6 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 669

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

7 21
NAMENDA XR 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

8 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

9 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

10 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

11 34
DULOXETINE HCL 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

12 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

13 1
OMEPRAZOLE 413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

14 10
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

15 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

16 3
SIMVASTATIN 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

17 8
METFORMIN HCL 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

18 6
MIRTAZAPINE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

19 47
CARVEDILOL 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

20 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

P 21 44
ALLOPURINOL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

22 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

O 23 23
LORAZEPAM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

24 42
CLOPIDOGREL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

25 38
BUSPIRONE HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

26 69
SERTRALINE HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

27 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

28 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

29 62
LANTUS 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

30 76
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

31 15
RANITIDINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

32 24
MELOXICAM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

33 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

34 22
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

35 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

35 16
NYSTATIN 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

37 83
LEVETIRACETAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

38 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

39 86
TRAZODONE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

39 36
OLANZAPINE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

P 41 57
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

42 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

42 14
MEMANTINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

44 95
BACLOFEN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

45 99
RISPERIDONE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 45 73
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

45 99
LEVOFLOXACIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

A 48 55
METOLAZONE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

49 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

50 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

51 90
TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 52 20
NOVOLOG 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

53 111
HUMALOG 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

54 112
PREDNISONE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

55 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

56 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

A 57 115
VESICARE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 58 118
SANTYL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

58 118
XARELTO 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 121
ELIQUIS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

61 122
NIFEDIPINE ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 123
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

A 62 123
NYSTOP 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

64 125
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

65 43
TORSEMIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

66 126
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 127
CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

67 25
FENOFIBRATE* 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

70 93
ROPINIROLE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

71 101
FENTANYL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 72 80
VOLTAREN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

73 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

74 132
KLOR-CON M20 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

74 132
FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 68
LYRICA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 77 72
GLIMEPIRIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

77 45
EXELON 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 79 136
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

80 12
MYRBETRIQ 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 81 139
LIDOCAINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 60
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

83 140
SYMBICORT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

83 140
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

A 85 142
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 143
CELECOXIB 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 86 59
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 143
LATANOPROST 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 143
CLOZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 90 147
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 103
LAMOTRIGINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 91 108
VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

93 96
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 93 31
SUCRALFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 150
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

96 152
ONDANSETRON HCL* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

97 157
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

98 158
VENLAFAXINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 99 159
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 99 159
CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

99 54
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 102 106
ARIPIPRAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 102 162
MUPIROCIN* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

104 164
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

105 82
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A 106 37
NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 107 77
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 107 58
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

107 92
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 107 112
BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 111 170
PERMETHRIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

111 170
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

113 81
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 113 90
CEFTRIAXONE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

A 115 172
LEVEMIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 115 172
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 115 116
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. 4, 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.