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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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12,595Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 74 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$829K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 114 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

463 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

3% of this provider’s 402 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

31% of this provider’s 463 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 463 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$729K

2014

$800K

2015

$829K

2016

Number of Claims

12,186

2014

12,231

2015

12,595

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 676

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

139

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 496

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

90

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 483

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

102

patients, 22% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

6 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

8 20
OMEPRAZOLE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

9 9
METFORMIN HCL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

11 13
CLOPIDOGREL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

12 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

12 21
SIMVASTATIN 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

14 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

15 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
ALLOPURINOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

17 33
ALPRAZOLAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

18 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

18 26
GABAPENTIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 15
XARELTO 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

21 79
FINASTERIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 83
GLIMEPIRIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

24 40
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O 25 42
RANITIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 28
SERTRALINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

27 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 17
TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

O 31 18
CARVEDILOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 27
ELIQUIS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 95
PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

33 35
MIRTAZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

35 24
PROAIR HFA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

36 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 69
ZETIA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 93
OXYCODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 41 55
NAMENDA XR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 71
PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 43 80
BUPROPION XL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 124
AMIODARONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 45 120
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 36
CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 46 65
METFORMIN HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 54
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 60
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

51 94
TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 25
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 88
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 37
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 53 58
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 76
TERAZOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 111
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

58 32
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 Jan. 13, 2010.
  • 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.