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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,070Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 81 out of 1313

$519K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 175 out of 1313

300 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

14% of this provider’s 300 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

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 399 299 60 1 1
LISINOPRIL 331 256 55 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 312 252 58 3 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 297 283 46 4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 286 246 46 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 265 162 37 6 5
MIRTAZAPINE 263 258* 40 7 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 249 174 18 8 13
SERTRALINE HCL 225 188 25 9 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 194 194 25 10 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 187 182* 29 11 3
OMEPRAZOLE 185 149 42 12 8
RISPERIDONE 185 180* 26 A 12 50
GABAPENTIN 180 129 27 14 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174 131 24 15 14
TRAMADOL HCL 156 151* 33 16 15
CLOPIDOGREL 147 142* 25 17 18
NAMENDA 145 145 20 18 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 141 103 20 19 42
TRAZODONE HCL 140 119 30 20 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140 94 18 20 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131 58 15 A 22 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130 117 21 23 17
METFORMIN HCL 125 64 20 24 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 119 105 17 25 31
LEVETIRACETAM 111 76 17 26 56
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 85 16 27 11
LORAZEPAM 101 80 29 B 28 30
OLANZAPINE 101 72 15 A 28 93
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96 78 20 30 27
LACTULOSE 91 67 13 31 76
DIGOX 91 91 16 31 95
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88 61 13 33 63
ATENOLOL 85 85 14 34 16
CYMBALTA 83 43 15 35 55
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 82 62 19 36 149
DIOVAN 79 <11 <11 37 41
CARVEDILOL 75 64 18 38 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 71 60 16 39 21
LIDODERM 66 55 11 40 71
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 54 34 40 85
KLOR-CON M20 65 38 14 42 74
GLIPIZIDE 63 58* 12 43 39
BACLOFEN 62 <11 <11 44 100
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 62 <11 <11 44 137
OXYCODONE HCL 61 34 15 S2 46 37
BUSPIRONE HCL 59 <11 <11 47 118
LANTUS 59 31 14 47 52
PAROXETINE HCL 58 <11 <11 49 75
FINASTERIDE 57 <11 <11 50 105
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52 41 14 51 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52 <11 <11 51 40
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 April 24, 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.