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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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14,165Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

607 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

47% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$1.06M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.15M

2016

Number of Claims

13,605

2014

14,396

2015

14,165

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 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

O 1 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
SIMVASTATIN 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

O 4 41
OMEPRAZOLE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

5 9
LISINOPRIL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

6 3
FUROSEMIDE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
ALPRAZOLAM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

8 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

9 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

10 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

11 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

12 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

14 8
CLOPIDOGREL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

15 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
GABAPENTIN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

19 37
PREDNISONE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

20 35
TRAMADOL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 11
METFORMIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

22 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 40
LORAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

25 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

A 26 99
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 12
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

A 28 77
SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 19
LEVOFLOXACIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

A 30 87
TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 25
CARVEDILOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 27
BYSTOLIC 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 166
CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 39
XARELTO 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 34 79
TORSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 213
VALSARTAN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 58
WARFARIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 17
LYRICA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P 40 43
BENICAR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 141
RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 28
BENICAR HCT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 196
DIAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 113
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 57
LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 50
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 225
KETOCONAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

46 202
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 51
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

49 167
CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

49 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

52 26
TEMAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 53 175
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 123
MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 46
DEXILANT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 176
VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 88
CEFDINIR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 57 201
GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 84
LANSOPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 150
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 74
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

64 36
IRBESARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 85
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 108
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 131
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 16
ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 33
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

71 107
AMOXICILLIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 71 121
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 July 6, 2017.
  • 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.