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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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16,514Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

$995K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

634 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

32% of this provider’s 634 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 634 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$900K

2014

$950K

2015

$995K

2016

Number of Claims

14,604

2014

16,032

2015

16,514

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 885

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

865

prescriptions.

159

patients, 25% of all patients

1 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 866

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

182

patients, 29% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 770

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

151

patients, 24% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 755

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

175

patients, 28% of all patients

4 1
METFORMIN HCL 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

5 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

6 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

7 51
TRAZODONE HCL 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

8 27
MELOXICAM 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

9 34
LISINOPRIL 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

10 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

11 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

12 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

13 4
CLOPIDOGREL 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

14 22
SERTRALINE HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

15 18
PAROXETINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

16 62
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

16 157
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

18 23
ATENOLOL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

20 42
JANUVIA 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

21 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

22 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

23 15
ALLOPURINOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

24 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

25 41
SIMVASTATIN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

26 6
FENOFIBRATE* 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

27 100
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

28 126
CARVEDILOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

29 28
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

30 98
FUROSEMIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

31 8
MECLIZINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

32 158
GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

33 14
TRADJENTA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

34 135
CRESTOR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

35 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

35 86
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

37 12
AZITHROMYCIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

A 38 48
GEMFIBROZIL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

39 152
BACLOFEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 66
FINASTERIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 81
VALSARTAN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 105
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 184
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 81
GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 43
RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 33
AMMONIUM LACTATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

48 213
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 67
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 21
BENICAR HCT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 51 210
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 26
GLIPIZIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 99
CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 74
XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 73
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 171
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 278
WARFARIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 58 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 59 84
ACARBOSE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 293
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 Dec. 1, 2016.
  • 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.