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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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17,421Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$985K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

563 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

21% of this provider’s 563 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 563 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$1.08M

2014

$955K

2015

$985K

2016

Number of Claims

19,666

2014

17,610

2015

17,421

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 971

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

966

prescriptions.

147

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 827

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

822

prescriptions.

114

patients, 20% of all patients

2 6
METFORMIN HCL 734

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

3 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 671

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

4 11
LISINOPRIL 651

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 642

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 621

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

7 1
OMEPRAZOLE 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

8 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

9 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
ATENOLOL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

11 16
NEXIUM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

12 110
VALSARTAN 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

13 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

116

patients, 21% of all patients

14 26
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

15 74
CRESTOR 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 48
GABAPENTIN 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 45
FUROSEMIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

19 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

20 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

21 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

23 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 21
CLOPIDOGREL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 22
ALPRAZOLAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

26 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

27 14
JANUVIA 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 60
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

29 167
CARVEDILOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 27
MECLIZINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

30 125
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

32 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

33 56
MELOXICAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

34 46
TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

O 34 18
BENICAR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 141
BENICAR HCT 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 196
SYNTHROID 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 64
IBUPROFEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

38 67
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

40 122
ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 12
ROZEREM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

45 296
ZETIA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 47 93
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 47 47
CLONIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 65
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 217
AMITIZA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 151
FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 83
CLONAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 49
PROCTOZONE-HC 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 55 366
IRBESARTAN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 55 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 123
TEMAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 175
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 59 59
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 61 308
NIFEDIPINE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 75
DIGOXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 63 97
MIRTAZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 24
GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 38
VOLTAREN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

66 137
SERTRALINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 19
AMIODARONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 68 120
AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A 68 44
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 70 161
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 52
VYTORIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 72 400
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A 73 77
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

73 253
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 75 51
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 140
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 77 84
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 32
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 78 115
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, 2010.
  • 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.