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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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14,756Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

592 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

48% of this provider’s 592 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 592 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$836K

2014

$977K

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

12,375

2014

13,924

2015

14,756

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 584

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

121

patients, 20% of all patients

1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 556

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

115

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 552

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

O 3 35
OMEPRAZOLE 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

4 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

5 12
ALPRAZOLAM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

6 19
LISINOPRIL 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

8 1
METFORMIN HCL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
SIMVASTATIN 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

10 6
FUROSEMIDE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

11 8
LORAZEPAM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

12 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

145

patients, 24% of all patients

A 13 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

14 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

15 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
GABAPENTIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

16 14
ATENOLOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

18 17
TRAMADOL HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

O 19 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

20 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

21 45
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

22 130
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

23 20
CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

23 22
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 63
RAMIPRIL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

26 95
MELOXICAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

27 34
AMOXICILLIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

A 27 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

29 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 121
SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 118
ROPINIROLE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 104
FLUOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 55
OXYCODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 32
TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

40 41
FLUCONAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

41 156
GLIMEPIRIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
SYNTHROID 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 67
GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 43
AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A 46 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

46 11
DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 85
NAMENDA XR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 88
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 142
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 81
ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 37
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

54 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 117
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 51
CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 28
INVOKANA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 58 202
RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 61 40
LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

A 62 83
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 108
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 54
LEVETIRACETAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 65 58
BENICAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

65 146
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

67 171
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 68 81
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 April 21, 2014.
  • 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.