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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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21,036Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

950 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

2% of this provider’s 888 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

24% of this provider’s 950 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 950 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.62M

2014

$1.6M

2015

$1.63M

2016

Number of Claims

23,434

2014

20,960

2015

21,036

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 975

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

912

prescriptions.

191

patients, 20% of all patients

1 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 933

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

898

prescriptions.

218

patients, 23% of all patients

2 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 875

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

857

prescriptions.

231

patients, 24% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 871

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

848

prescriptions.

233

patients, 25% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 607

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

165

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
SIMVASTATIN 590

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

150

patients, 16% of all patients

6 6
METFORMIN HCL 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

7 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

150

patients, 16% of all patients

8 8
OMEPRAZOLE 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

10 14
TRAMADOL HCL 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

O 11 18
LORAZEPAM 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

12 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

13 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
ALPRAZOLAM 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

16 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

17 17
FUROSEMIDE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

18 5
RAMIPRIL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

19 112
RANITIDINE HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

19 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

21 37
GABAPENTIN 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

22 15
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

23 116
GLIMEPIRIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

24 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

25 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

26 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

27 26
CLOPIDOGREL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

28 22
XARELTO 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

29 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
VALSARTAN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

31 58
SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

32 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

33 20
ATENOLOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

34 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

35 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

36 36
ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

37 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 123
CRESTOR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

39 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

40 104
FINASTERIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 83
MEMANTINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

<11 42 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

O 43 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 62
CELECOXIB 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

45 102
SPIRONOLACTONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

46 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

47 78
BENAZEPRIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 161
SYNTHROID 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 64
CLONAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 57
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

51 59
PROAIR HFA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

51 52
PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

53 35
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

53 105
MELOXICAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

55 46
QUINAPRIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

56 216
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 82
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 47
DIGOXIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

58 97
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 60 43
VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

61 88
CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 27
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

64 84
ROPINIROLE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 114
TRULICITY 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

65 280
TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 67 25
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A 68 99
JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 60
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

70 118
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A 70 98
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 106
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

73 231
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 34
LACTULOSE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 75 73
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 184
SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 108
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 157
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 69
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

80 122
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 72
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

82 40
BREO ELLIPTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 209
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 86
VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 165
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 Nov. 13, 2015.
  • 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.