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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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14,444Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

4% of this provider’s 516 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

33% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$855K

2014

$975K

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

12,475

2014

13,729

2015

14,444

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 690

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

120

patients, 22% of all patients

1 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

2 8
LISINOPRIL 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

6 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

7 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

8 13
GABAPENTIN 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

9 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

10 20
METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

11 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

12 29
SIMVASTATIN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

13 6
OMEPRAZOLE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
MIRTAZAPINE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

16 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

17 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
RANITIDINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

18 28
XARELTO 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

20 79
LORAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

21 32
NAMENDA XR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

22 71
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

23 12
PREDNISONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

24 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

25 40
FINASTERIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 83
CLOPIDOGREL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

28 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

29 17
HUMALOG 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

<11 30 100
CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 27
ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

32 16
ALPRAZOLAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

33 23
TRAMADOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

O 34 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 106
SPIRONOLACTONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 76
ELIQUIS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 95
DONEPEZIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 31
SERTRALINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 19
FAMOTIDINE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 70
CELECOXIB 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 102
CEPHALEXIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 42 119
ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 33
TRAZODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 25
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

45 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 69
CLONAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 47 57
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 48 42
BUPROPION XL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

48 124
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 50 41
OXYCODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 51 30
JANUVIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 60
MELOXICAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 46
DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 54 51
LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 50
VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 58
PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

57 52
BUSPIRONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 57 90
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 43
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 60 72
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 60 128
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 80
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A 63 98
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

64 88
AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 64 120
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

66 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 67 114
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 69 89
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 69 38
JANTOVEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 69 68
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 125
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 93
DRONABINOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 74 433
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 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.