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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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8,179Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 171 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$840K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 109 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

510 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

11% of this provider’s 510 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 510 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

$103 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$820K

2014

$817K

2015

$840K

2016

Number of Claims

7,998

2014

8,027

2015

8,179

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
RAMIPRIL 491

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

128

patients, 25% of all patients

1 112
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 490

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

142

patients, 28% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 381

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

103

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
CRESTOR 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

134

patients, 26% of all patients

4 48
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
CHLORTHALIDONE 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

6 134
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

7 12
METFORMIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

9 105
LISINOPRIL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

11 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

12 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

13 26
CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

14 27
OMEPRAZOLE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

15 9
SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

16 19
ETODOLAC 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

17 254
ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 33
TRAMADOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 19 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

19 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 10
ZETIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

23 93
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 21
GABAPENTIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 45
FUROSEMIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 5
QUINAPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 216
SIMVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 31
RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 28
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 16
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 64
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 18, 2016.
  • 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.