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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,048Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$2.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

1,618 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,494 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 1,618 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 1,618 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

16 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

$2.04M

2014

$1.9M

2015

$2.14M

2016

Number of Claims

26,023

2014

25,188

2015

26,048

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 1,042

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

944

prescriptions.

261

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 911

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

840

prescriptions.

212

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 778

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

181

patients, 11% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE 636

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

138

patients, 9% of all patients

4 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

127

patients, 8% of all patients

5 20
LISINOPRIL 541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

117

patients, 7% of all patients

6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

95

patients, 6% of all patients

7 10
GABAPENTIN 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

112

patients, 7% of all patients

8 15
METFORMIN HCL 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

118

patients, 7% of all patients

9 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

124

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

11 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

104

patients, 6% of all patients

12 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

80

patients, 5% of all patients

13 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

14 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

92

patients, 6% of all patients

15 8
MIRTAZAPINE 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

16 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

17 11
SERTRALINE HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

18 19
RANITIDINE HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

19 28
VALSARTAN 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

20 58
SIMVASTATIN 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

21 6
OMEPRAZOLE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

79

patients, 5% of all patients

22 9
TRAMADOL HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

88

patients, 5% of all patients

O 23 18
CARVEDILOL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

24 27
ALPRAZOLAM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
PREDNISONE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

26 35
CLONIDINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

27 65
CLOPIDOGREL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

28 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

108

patients, 7% of all patients

29 26
ATENOLOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

30 16
AZITHROMYCIN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

153

patients, 9% of all patients

A 31 44
TRAZODONE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

31 25
DULOXETINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

33 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

34 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 43
LORAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

36 32
NAMENDA XR 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

37 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

38 13
CRESTOR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

39 48
LEVETIRACETAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

40 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

41 40
ELIQUIS 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

42 95
HYDRALAZINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

43 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

44 47
HUMALOG 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

45 100
TRADJENTA 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

46 168
WARFARIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

47 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

47 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

49 55
IRBESARTAN 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

50 85
LANTUS 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

50 66
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

92

patients, 6% of all patients

A 50 99
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

50 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

54 39
ZETIA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

54 93
BACLOFEN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

56 89
BUPROPION XL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

57 124
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

84

patients, 5% of all patients

A 58 77
LABETALOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

59 149
ADVAIR DISKUS 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

60 69
XARELTO 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

60 79
PAROXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

62 80
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

A 63 127
ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

63 33
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

65 250
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

66 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

67 84
SPIRIVA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

67 86
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

69 157
CLONAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

70 57
LEVOFLOXACIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

A 71 87
INVOKANA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

71 260
VESICARE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

73 243
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

74 122
NIFEDIPINE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

74 75
SYNTHROID 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

74 64
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

74 116
AMIODARONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

78 120
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

78 140
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

80 273
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

81 107
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

82 105
JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

82 60
GLIPIZIDE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

84 96
FENOFIBRATE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

85 153
LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

86 72
MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

86 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

88 37
CELECOXIB 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

89 102
BENICAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

90 141
GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

90 38
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

92 52
RISPERIDONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 92 61
METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

94 54
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

94 233
NYSTATIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

94 103
FLUCONAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

94 290
SYMBICORT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

98 108
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

99 132
FINASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 83
NOVOLOG 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 101 133
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

O 101 42
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

103 326
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

A 104 98
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

105 36
MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 106 63
BUSPIRONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 90
BYSTOLIC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

107 166
RALOXIFENE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 107 246
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

110 81
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

111 62
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

111 115
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 113 91
VOLTAREN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

113 137
TIZANIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

115 131
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

115 114
JANTOVEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 117 68
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

A 118 170
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 Oct. 15, 2012.
  • 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.