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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,440Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 217 out of 1313

$339K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 369 out of 1313

352 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Maryland
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 352 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 352 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Maryland
SIMVASTATIN 235 127 45 1 5
LISINOPRIL 227 158 56 2 2
ALPRAZOLAM 199 78 37 B 3 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 193 131 52 4 1
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 171 76 34 S2 5 89
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 156 69 29 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150 105 36 7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128 83 30 8 4
FUROSEMIDE 128 85 37 8 6
OMEPRAZOLE 125 77 28 10 8
METFORMIN HCL 115 65 30 11 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107 62 30 12 14
GABAPENTIN 100 55 22 13 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 63 33 S3 14 23
DIAZEPAM 93 24 18 B 15 103
OXYCODONE HCL 91 30 32 S2 16 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 88 38 21 17 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81 33 27 18 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 49 22 19 11
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 35 55 20 72
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 67 <11 <11 21 188
NEXIUM 66 23 13 22 44
MELOXICAM 64 32 26 23 61
AMOXICILLIN 64 31 47 23 120
SERTRALINE HCL 60 28 13 25 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58 41 15 26 10
ATENOLOL 58 44 18 26 16
PROAIR HFA 57 13 23 28 47
PREDNISONE 56 35 40 29 43
GLYBURIDE 53 41 12 R 30 126
CLONAZEPAM 52 <11 <11 B 31 62
IBUPROFEN 51 15 20 32 78
PAROXETINE HCL 51 25 12 32 75
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.