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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,343Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$2.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

1,116 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

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Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Maryland
lower than average

Antipsychotics

12% of this provider’s 924 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

40% of this provider’s 1,116 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 1,116 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.79M

2014

$2.29M

2015

$2.18M

2016

Number of Claims

37,668

2014

44,484

2015

41,343

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
FUROSEMIDE 2,114

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,953

prescriptions.

285

patients, 26% of all patients

1 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,352

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

2 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,217

prescriptions.

201

patients, 18% of all patients

3 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,143

prescriptions.

174

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 1,250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,153

prescriptions.

229

patients, 21% of all patients

5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,040

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

909

prescriptions.

179

patients, 16% of all patients

6 10
GABAPENTIN 972

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

856

prescriptions.

155

patients, 14% of all patients

7 15
SERTRALINE HCL 933

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

869

prescriptions.

126

patients, 11% of all patients

8 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 932

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

166

patients, 15% of all patients

9 2
MIRTAZAPINE 807

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

10 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 768

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

144

patients, 13% of all patients

11 1
TRAZODONE HCL 766

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

12 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 696

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

13 31
OMEPRAZOLE 676

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

147

patients, 13% of all patients

14 9
SIMVASTATIN 557

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

15 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 515

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

16 55
METFORMIN HCL 511

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

17 7
LANTUS 498

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

18 66
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 478

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

137

patients, 12% of all patients

19 81
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

20 29
TRAMADOL HCL 458

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 18
CLOPIDOGREL 449

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

22 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 444

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

23 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

24 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

25 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

26 21
LORAZEPAM 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

27 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

28 90
RANITIDINE HCL 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

29 28
RISPERIDONE 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

P 30 61
JANTOVEN 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

31 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

32 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

33 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

34 39
NOVOLOG 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

35 133
CARVEDILOL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

36 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

37 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

38 26
LEVOFLOXACIN 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

A 39 87
LEVETIRACETAM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

40 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 43
ALLOPURINOL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

42 33
HYDRALAZINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

43 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 106
PREDNISONE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

45 35
DULOXETINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

46 51
NAMENDA XR 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

47 71
MELOXICAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

48 46
CLONAZEPAM 205

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

49 57
MEMANTINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

50 63
LACTULOSE 195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

51 73
LATANOPROST 187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

52 101
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

A 53 127
JANUVIA 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 60
ATENOLOL 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

55 16
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

A 56 99
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

57 91
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

A 58 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

59 78
HUMALOG 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

60 100
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

61 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

62 49
CEPHALEXIN 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

A 63 119
ALPRAZOLAM 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

64 23
OXYCODONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

O 65 30
ELIQUIS 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

65 95
VALSARTAN 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 58
XARELTO 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

68 79
AZITHROMYCIN 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

A 69 44
NYSTATIN 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

69 103
ROPINIROLE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

71 114
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

72 107
SPIRONOLACTONE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

73 76
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

O 74 41
PAROXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

74 80
ARIPIPRAZOLE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P 74 135
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

77 40
LYRICA 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

78 72
BACLOFEN 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

79 89
CRESTOR 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

80 48
FINASTERIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 83
CLONIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

82 65
GLIPIZIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

83 38
NITROFURANTOIN* 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

A 84 276
FLUOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

85 84
DILTIAZEM HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

85 215
ONDANSETRON HCL* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

87 145
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

88 351
LEVEMIR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

89 146
ADVAIR DISKUS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

90 69
FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

91 115
GEMFIBROZIL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 158
MYRBETRIQ 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 199
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

93 182
LAMOTRIGINE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 95 208
LOVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

96 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

96 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

99 104
FENTANYL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 99 143
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

101 169
LINZESS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

102 171
PRADAXA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 103 188
DIGOX 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

104 176
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 105 183
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

106 122
FAMOTIDINE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

106 70
BUMETANIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

108 180
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

109 118
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 110 128
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 111 204
PRIMIDONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

111 187
SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

113 86
CILOSTAZOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 114 324
DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

115 97
PHENOBARBITAL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 116 315
IBUPROFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

116 67
CARBAMAZEPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

118 194
CELECOXIB 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

118 102
SUCRALFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 120 179
AMIODARONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

121 120
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

122 237
BENAZEPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

122 161
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

124 229
TIMOLOL MALEATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

124 242
LUMIGAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 126 316
BUPROPION XL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 127 124
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

127 130
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

129 265
FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

129 290
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

131 274
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

O 131 42
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A 133 98
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

133 105
LABETALOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 135 149
TRAVATAN Z 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 135 320
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 135 123
BUPROPION HCL SR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 138 258
SANTYL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

138 160
CLONIDINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 140 343
VERAPAMIL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

141 165
VALPROIC ACID* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 141 214
METHOTREXATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 143 155
TERAZOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 143 111
OLANZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 143 92
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 Oct. 30, 2017.
  • 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.