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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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10,138Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 113 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$643K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 197 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

311 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
96% 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

47% of this provider’s 311 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 311 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$563K

2014

$609K

2015

$643K

2016

Number of Claims

7,908

2014

9,073

2015

10,138

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 675

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

105

patients, 34% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 498

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

89

patients, 29% of all patients

2 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

73

patients, 23% of all patients

3 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 391

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

4 49
SIMVASTATIN 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
ATENOLOL 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

6 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

7 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
MELOXICAM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

61

patients, 20% of all patients

9 46
METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

10 7
OMEPRAZOLE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
FINASTERIDE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

12 83
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

13 122
VALSARTAN 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

14 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

15 31
AMOXICILLIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

81

patients, 26% of all patients

A 16 121
METFORMIN HCL ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

17 54
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

18 140
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

19 14
CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

20 22
BENICAR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

21 141
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

22 11
FENOFIBRATE* 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 115
AZITHROMYCIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

59

patients, 19% of all patients

A 24 44
NEXIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

24 110
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 74
SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

27 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

28 40
MECLIZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

29 125
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

29 13
AMITIZA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

31 151
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

32 308
GLIMEPIRIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

33 45
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

33 107
GABAPENTIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

35 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

36 37
ROZEREM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

37 296
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 38 82
DEXILANT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 39 176
RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

40 28
TRADJENTA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 41 168
NOVOFINE 32 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

41 369
ALPRAZOLAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

43 23
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

44 184
FUROSEMIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

45 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

45 78
BENICAR HCT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 47 196
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

48 26
VOLTAREN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

49 137
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 50 10
JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

51 60
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 4, 2012.
  • 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.