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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,366Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

$523K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

864 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

23% of this provider’s 864 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 864 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$340K

2014

$539K

2015

$523K

2016

Number of Claims

5,207

2014

7,259

2015

7,366

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
LISINOPRIL 410

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

138

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

2 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

5 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

7 13
LORAZEPAM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

8 29
SIMVASTATIN 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

9 6
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

10 41
OMEPRAZOLE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

11 7
TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

O 12 16
METFORMIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

13 5
METFORMIN HCL ER 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

14 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

15 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

16 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

17 20
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

18 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

19 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

20 24
FUROSEMIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

21 8
CEFDINIR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

A 22 215
CLOPIDOGREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

22 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

22 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

22 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

26 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

27 32
SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 59
ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 37
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

30 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A 31 65
PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

32 39
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

33 19
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

33 100
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 35 35
CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

36 54
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 Feb. 23, 2011.
  • 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.