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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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17,169Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

10% of this provider’s 505 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

46% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.16M

2014

$1.32M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

16,146

2014

17,326

2015

17,169

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 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

126

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

117

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
RANITIDINE HCL 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

140

patients, 25% of all patients

6 28
MIRTAZAPINE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

7 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

8 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

9 39
OMEPRAZOLE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

10 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
PREDNISONE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

124

patients, 22% of all patients

12 35
SERTRALINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

13 19
TRAMADOL HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

O 14 18
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

158

patients, 28% of all patients

A 15 98
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

16 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

137

patients, 24% of all patients

17 26
CLOPIDOGREL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

18 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

P 19 43
METFORMIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

20 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

21 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

22 29
TRAZODONE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

25 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

26 21
MEMANTINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 63
SIMVASTATIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

28 6
NAMENDA XR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

29 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

30 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

30 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

32 14
GABAPENTIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

33 15
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 91
CARVEDILOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

35 27
RISPERIDONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 61
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

37 74
OXCARBAZEPINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 152
RIVASTIGMINE* 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 224
JANTOVEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11 39 68
LORAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

41 32
PROAIR HFA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

42 52
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 82
CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

44 48
ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

45 23
ATENOLOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

46 16
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

47 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 37
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 81
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 50 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 55
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

51 122
LYRICA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

53 72
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

53 94
OLANZAPINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 92
HYDRALAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 34
VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

56 58
BACLOFEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

58 89
METFORMIN HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

59 54
MUPIROCIN* 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

59 270
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

61 105
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

61 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 49
AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

A 61 44
DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 69
LEVETIRACETAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 53
ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

68 33
JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 60
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

69 167
GLIMEPIRIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

71 45
ELIQUIS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 95
LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 73 87
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

74 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A 74 77
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

76 108
BREO ELLIPTA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

77 209
LINZESS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 171
BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 90
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

79 46
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 118
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A 82 99
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 May 2, 2008.
  • 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.