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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,922Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 137 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$545K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 264 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

544 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

26% of this provider’s 544 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 544 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$534K

2014

$532K

2015

$545K

2016

Number of Claims

8,065

2014

8,278

2015

8,922

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 513

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

134

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 457

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

3 12
LISINOPRIL 356

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

5 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
IRBESARTAN 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

7 85
METFORMIN HCL ER 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

8 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

8 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
SIMVASTATIN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

11 6
OMEPRAZOLE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

12 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

13 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

14 8
CRESTOR 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

15 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

16 29
ALPRAZOLAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

17 23
SERTRALINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

18 19
GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

19 15
FUROSEMIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 5
ATENOLOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 16
CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

22 57
CLOPIDOGREL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 22
MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

24 46
TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

25 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 40
LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 32
CARVEDILOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 27
FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

31 70
TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 25
CELECOXIB 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 102
CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 39
METFORMIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 7
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

36 94
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 51
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

38 105
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 123
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 106
LANSOPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 150
GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 45
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 74
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 33
SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 64
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 36
CEFUROXIME 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

A 47 138
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 21
BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 124
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 161
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 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.
  • 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.