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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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17,759Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

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

36% 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

7% of this provider’s 757 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

21% of this provider’s 807 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 807 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

16,733

2014

17,496

2015

17,759

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 776

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

150

patients, 19% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 650

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

163

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 634

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 544

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

4 17
OMEPRAZOLE 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

5 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

7 10
LISINOPRIL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

9 31
TRAZODONE HCL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

10 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
GABAPENTIN 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

13 15
SERTRALINE HCL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
MIRTAZAPINE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

15 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

17 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

18 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

19 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

20 20
METFORMIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

21 7
SIMVASTATIN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

21 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
NAMENDA XR 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

24 71
RISPERIDONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 61
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

26 13
DULOXETINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 51
TRAMADOL HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 18
HYDRALAZINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

28 34
CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

31 26
ALLOPURINOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

31 33
MELOXICAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

33 46
ATENOLOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

34 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 55
CARVEDILOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 45
BUSPIRONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 90
MEMANTINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 62
MYRBETRIQ 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 199
ALPRAZOLAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

43 23
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 91
LEVETIRACETAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

44 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

46 49
LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

47 32
LYRICA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 72
PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

49 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

51 56
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 104
CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 65
VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

55 58
PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 80
LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 50
JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 58 60
ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 59 114
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 118
XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 79
RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

63 76
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

64 161
LACTULOSE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 73
BUPROPION HCL SR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 258
ONDANSETRON HCL* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

67 145
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 122
LATANOPROST 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 101
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

A 67 77
BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 67 89
VOLTAREN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

67 137
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 73 41
BUPROPION XL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 124
OLANZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 75 92
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 38
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 77 87
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A 78 44
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 78 102
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. 16, 2014.
  • 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.