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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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11,778Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 85 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$808K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 121 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

231 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

7% of this provider’s 204 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

45% of this provider’s 231 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 231 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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

$830K

2014

$761K

2015

$808K

2016

Number of Claims

14,462

2014

11,520

2015

11,778

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

50

patients, 22% of all patients

1 10
FUROSEMIDE 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

52

patients, 23% of all patients

2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

50

patients, 22% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
HYDRALAZINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

6 34
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

54

patients, 23% of all patients

7 81
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

9 17
MIRTAZAPINE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

10 24
LEVETIRACETAM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

11 53
TRAZODONE HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

12 25
CARVEDILOL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

13 27
TRAMADOL HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

39

patients, 17% of all patients

O 13 18
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

15 62
GABAPENTIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

16 15
BUDESONIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

17 222
DONEPEZIL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

18 31
SANTYL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

19 160
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

20 29
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

21 118
LORAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

22 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

23 56
FAMOTIDINE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

24 70
TRANSDERM-SCOP 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

25 259
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 17% of all patients

26 20
DULOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 27 51
OMEPRAZOLE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

28 9
GLYCOPYRROLATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

29 333
CLOPIDOGREL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

30 22
RANITIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

31 28
LYRICA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 32 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

33 14
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 34 82
HUMALOG 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

35 100
SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

36 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

37 8
NEXIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 38 110
BUSPIRONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 39 90
BACLOFEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 40 89
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 41 21
LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

42 66
LOVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 43 50
CLONAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 44 57
PREVACID 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 45 325
AMIODARONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

46 120
LACTULOSE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

46 73
MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 48 63
LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

37

patients, 16% of all patients

A 49 87
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

50 65
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

50 35
OXYCODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

O 52 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 53 55
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

A 54 99
OLANZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 92
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

A 56 400
LATANOPROST 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

57 101
MEROPENEM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

A 57 409
BROVANA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 59 433
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 Nov. 6, 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.