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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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5,458Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 133 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

$342K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 186 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

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

25% 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

0% of this provider’s 329 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

16% of this provider’s 393 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 393 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$285K

2014

$332K

2015

$342K

2016

Number of Claims

4,297

2014

4,827

2015

5,458

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 352

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

119

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 330

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

100

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 273

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

87

patients, 22% of all patients

3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

6 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

7 11
OMEPRAZOLE 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
TRAMADOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

10 12
SIMVASTATIN 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

11 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

13 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

14 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

16 25
CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

17 28
FUROSEMIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

18 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

19 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

20 41
GABAPENTIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 43
SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

23 18
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

23 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.