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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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12,385Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

$782K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

498 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

7% of this provider’s 447 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

36% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% 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

25 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

$1.05M

2014

$926K

2015

$782K

2016

Number of Claims

16,619

2014

14,131

2015

12,385

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
FUROSEMIDE 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

105

patients, 21% of all patients

1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 499

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

102

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

7 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

8 21
SERTRALINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

9 18
TRAMADOL HCL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

O 10 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

12 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

13 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

14 32
GABAPENTIN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

15 14
RANITIDINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

16 25
PREDNISONE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

17 39
ALPRAZOLAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

18 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

18 9
METFORMIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

20 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 49
DULOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 46
TRAZODONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

23 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

24 15
CLOPIDOGREL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

26 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 36
CARVEDILOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

28 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

29 30
NAMENDA XR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 88
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

31 23
HYDRALAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 52
MIRTAZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 38
MEMANTINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 69
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 20
JANTOVEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 109
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 64
SIMVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

38 6
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 17
LYRICA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 61
SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 85
LANTUS 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 79
GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

43 33
ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 37
LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

45 29
LEVETIRACETAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 58
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 47 40
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

48 75
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

A 49 180
FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 55
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 51 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

A 52 113
RALOXIFENE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 277
LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

A 54 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 86
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 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 Aug. 3, 2010.
  • 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.