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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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14,402Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

362 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

37% of this provider’s 362 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

56% of this provider’s 362 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

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$724K

2014

$858K

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

13,139

2014

14,481

2015

14,402

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
OXYCODONE HCL 976

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

116

patients, 32% of all patients

O 1 30
GABAPENTIN 635

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

104

patients, 29% of all patients

2 15
METHADONE HCL 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

O 3 172
LISINOPRIL 519

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

98

patients, 27% of all patients

4 3
TRAMADOL HCL 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

O 5 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

72

patients, 20% of all patients

6 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

67

patients, 19% of all patients

7 2
LYRICA 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

67

patients, 19% of all patients

8 72
CARVEDILOL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

9 27
FUROSEMIDE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

10 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

11 13
OMEPRAZOLE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

12 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

13 20
PROAIR HFA 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

14 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

15 49
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O 16 41
METFORMIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

17 7
BACLOFEN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

18 89
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

19 1
MIRTAZAPINE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

20 24
TRAZODONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

21 25
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

21 192
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 23 129
CLONAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

25 39
AMITIZA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

26 151
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

27 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

28 4
TIZANIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 6% of all patients

28 131
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

30 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

30 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 32 43
SIMVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

33 6
NAPROXEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

34 126
CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

35 22
GLIPIZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

36 38
SPIRIVA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

37 86
RANITIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

38 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

39 14
DIAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 113
SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

41 19
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

A 42 127
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 130
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

44 250
ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

45 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 10
CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 47 65
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 48 122
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

49 34
MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

50 46
IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

50 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

52 36
METFORMIN HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

52 54
VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 6% of all patients

54 88
ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

55 16
FENTANYL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 55 143
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

57 51
ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

58 23
LIDOCAINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

59 147
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

59 62
LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 61 66
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 62 307
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

62 244
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 62 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 65 37
DICYCLOMINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

65 278
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

67 108
NIFEDIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 67 75
OXYCONTIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O 69 156
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 13, 2011.
  • 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.