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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,218Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

$470K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 42 providers in this state and specialty

119 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
16% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

14 of this provider’s 19 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 119 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 119 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $135 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

69 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

2014

$73.4K

2015

$470K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

1,475

2015

8,218

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 713

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 29% of all patients

1 6
CLONAZEPAM 418

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 16% of all patients

2 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 400

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 13% of all patients

3 26
RISPERIDONE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 10% of all patients

P 4 36
OLANZAPINE 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 15% of all patients

P 5 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 9% of all patients

6 29
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 7 40
CLOZAPINE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 8 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 9 31
GABAPENTIN 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 10 4
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 11% of all patients

P 11 32
HALOPERIDOL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 P 12 24
LISINOPRIL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 13 2
TRAZODONE HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 13% of all patients

14 30
PRENATAL PLUS 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 10 15 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 9% of all patients

16 3
ARIPIPRAZOLE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 11% of all patients

P 17 57
MIRTAZAPINE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 13% of all patients

18 49
AMANTADINE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 19 69
SUBOXONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 20 54
SIMVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 21 10
BUPROPION HCL SR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 22 72
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 23 13
BUPROPION XL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 23 73
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 25 5
LEVOCARNITINE* 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 26 78
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 11% of all patients

P 27 81
CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 28 84
RANITIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 29 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 30 85
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 31 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 32 42
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 88
RISPERDAL CONSTA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 34 94
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 12% of all patients

P 34 94
SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 36 20
CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 37 102
CARBAMAZEPINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 38 112
CHANTIX 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 39 117
SEROQUEL XR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 40 118
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 41 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 41 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 43 120
NALTREXONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 44 124
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 45 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 45 50
FUROSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 45 8
FLUOXETINE DR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 48 127
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 48 11
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 48 41
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 48 65
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 June 10, 2008.
  • 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.