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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,754Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

$2.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

1,028 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

6% of this provider’s 653 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

56% of this provider’s 1,028 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 1,028 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$2.33M

2014

$2.51M

2015

$2.37M

2016

Number of Claims

24,346

2014

25,134

2015

23,754

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 718

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

157

patients, 15% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 682

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

133

patients, 13% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 655

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

150

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

143

patients, 14% of all patients

4 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

5 1
TRAMADOL HCL 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

139

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 16
METFORMIN HCL 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
MELOXICAM 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

186

patients, 18% of all patients

8 34
LORAZEPAM 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

9 29
OMEPRAZOLE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
CLOPIDOGREL 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

12 22
RANITIDINE HCL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

13 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

14 21
GABAPENTIN 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

15 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
AZITHROMYCIN 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

218

patients, 21% of all patients

A 17 48
IRBESARTAN 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

18 115
THEOPHYLLINE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

10 19 169
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

20 13
SERTRALINE HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

21 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

22 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

23 44
SYMBICORT 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

24 112
ATENOLOL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

25 17
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

140

patients, 14% of all patients

A 26 103
TRAZODONE HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

27 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

P 28 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

29 20
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

139

patients, 14% of all patients

30 75
CARVEDILOL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

31 28
LYRICA 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

32 61
AMOXICILLIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

140

patients, 14% of all patients

A 33 80
DEXILANT 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

33 162
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

33 121
BENICAR 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

36 146
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

O 37 102
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

38 45
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

39 171
CRESTOR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

40 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

A 41 83
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

42 84
MUPIROCIN* 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

43 205
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

44 30
IBUPROFEN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

45 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

A 46 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

47 24
DULOXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

48 46
MIRTAZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

49 38
SPIRIVA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

50 71
CELECOXIB 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

51 74
ELIQUIS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

52 119
CLONAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

52 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

54 9
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

55 172
MECLIZINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

56 158
NYSTATIN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

57 138
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

57 232
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

57 26
PROAIR HFA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

57 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

61 52
ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

61 37
ARIPIPRAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 63 139
VENTOLIN HFA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

64 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

65 23
LANTUS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 79
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

67 98
ADVAIR DISKUS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

67 67
SIMVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

69 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

69 33
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

69 238
VOLTAREN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

72 207
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

A 72 190
BENICAR HCT 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

74 210
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 91
TOPIRAMATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

76 154
TRADJENTA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

77 135
AMIODARONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

78 143
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

79 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

80 145
NAMENDA XR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

81 88
SYNTHROID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

82 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 55
ONGLYZA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 247
DIAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

85 93
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

86 51
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

87 62
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

88 149
FLUCONAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

88 156
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

88 130
METHOCARBAMOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

91 260
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

92 111
DALIRESP 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 262
MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 69
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 166
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

94 220
ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 97 104
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 85
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

97 268
LEVETIRACETAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 58
TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

101 133
PRISTIQ 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

101 270
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

101 270
KLOR-CON M20 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

101 270
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

A 101 180
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

106 142
DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 106 36
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

106 278
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

109 73
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 110 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 10
DYMISTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

112 304
LINZESS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

112 181
WELCHOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 304
BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 112 72
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 Oct. 30, 2007.
  • 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.