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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,042Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 247 out of 1313

$357K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 335 out of 1313

157 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Maryland
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 157 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Maryland
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 195 151 22 1 3
NAMENDA 184 <11 <11 2 33
FUROSEMIDE 179 160 15 3 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175 133 24 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 150 135 26 5 8
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 124 <11 <11 6 171
CARVEDILOL 121 116* 12 7 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 119 114* 15 8 4
SIMVASTATIN 107 102* 16 9 5
TRAMADOL HCL 107 74 20 9 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106 106 12 11 66
TRAZODONE HCL 100 95* 11 12 35
HEPARIN SODIUM 91 <11 <11 13 152
HYDRALAZINE HCL 88 83* 11 14 48
LISINOPRIL 87 82* 15 15 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 86 81* 11 16 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 80 <11 <11 17 13
RISPERIDONE 79 <11 <11 A 18 50
GABAPENTIN 76 58 14 19 19
MIRTAZAPINE 75 63 14 20 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 73 68* 14 21 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70 70 15 22 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66 <11 <11 23 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62 36 19 24 60
SERTRALINE HCL 61 <11 <11 25 20
ABILIFY 59 <11 <11 A 26 112
HALOPERIDOL 58 <11 <11 A 27 161
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57 <11 <11 A 28 46
LEVETIRACETAM 57 <11 <11 28 56
LANTUS 54 49* 14 30 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53 <11 <11 31 27
KLOR-CON M20 53 <11 <11 31 74
DONEPEZIL HCL 52 <11 <11 33 24
DIGOX 52 <11 <11 33 95
LIDODERM 50 45* 11 35 71
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 20, 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.