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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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17,902Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 222 providers in this state and specialty

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 222 providers in this state and specialty

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

95% 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 District of Columbia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

9% of this provider’s 448 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

21% of this provider’s 688 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 688 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $95 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$844K

2014

$1.31M

2015

$1.51M

2016

Number of Claims

12,763

2014

16,923

2015

17,902

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 1,046

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

183

patients, 27% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 875

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

149

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

4 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

5 12
SIMVASTATIN 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

6 6
LEVETIRACETAM 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

7 46
GABAPENTIN 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

9 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
HYDRALAZINE HCL 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

11 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

12 28
METFORMIN HCL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

13 5
CLONIDINE HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

14 42
CLOPIDOGREL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

15 17
CARVEDILOL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

16 19
LACTULOSE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

17 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

18 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

19 4
OMEPRAZOLE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

20 13
PROAIR HFA 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

21 27
NIFEDIPINE ER 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

22 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

23 29
RANITIDINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

24 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

25 20
LORAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

27 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

28 8
MIRTAZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 40
IBUPROFEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

30 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

31 45
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

O 32 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 74
LOVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 44
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

O 35 31
SERTRALINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 33
TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

O 36 23
XARELTO 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 73
ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

39 15
LANTUS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

39 55
VALSARTAN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

41 39
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 111
PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

43 50
COLCHICINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 103
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 98
NAPROXEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

46 100
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

48 108
SANTYL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 149
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 154
HEPARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 154
BACLOFEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 50 102
AZITHROMYCIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 53 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

54 56
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 86
SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 72
SYMBICORT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 78
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 35
FLOVENT HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 164
TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 53
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 26
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 65
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 63 68
VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

64 79
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

65 130
HALOPERIDOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 66 174
NIFEDICAL XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 67 129
AMITIZA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 116
NORVIR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 68 54
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

70 107
ARIPIPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 71 179
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 47
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 73 139
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 73 49
NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 75 85
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

75 58
NOVOLOG 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

75 137
DEXILANT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 75 121
WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 52
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 April 4, 2017.
  • 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.