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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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13,340Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$995K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

636 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

4% of this provider’s 472 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

40% of this provider’s 636 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 636 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$617K

2014

$821K

2015

$995K

2016

Number of Claims

10,004

2014

12,682

2015

13,340

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
LISINOPRIL 472

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

128

patients, 20% of all patients

1 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

132

patients, 21% of all patients

2 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

142

patients, 22% of all patients

6 26
SIMVASTATIN 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

8 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
METFORMIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

11 14
RANITIDINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

12 28
OXYCODONE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O 13 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

14 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

14 54
ATENOLOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
GABAPENTIN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

17 15
FUROSEMIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

18 5
CLOPIDOGREL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

19 22
LOVASTATIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

20 50
TRAMADOL HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O 21 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

22 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

23 21
ALPRAZOLAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

24 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

25 36
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

26 275
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 41
PROAIR HFA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

28 52
GLIPIZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

29 38
TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 31 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 20
CLONAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 57
CLARITHROMYCIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

A 35 349
NIFEDIPINE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 40
PREDNISONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

37 35
CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

39 27
ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

39 33
RAMIPRIL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 112
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

42 13
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

A 43 127
LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

43 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 46 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 39
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

A 47 98
AZELASTINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

49 223
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 123
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 47
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 82
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 116
VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

53 88
IBUPROFEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

55 67
LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 72
CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 37
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 19
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

59 192
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

61 107
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 115
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 122
AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

A 64 44
RISPERIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 65 61
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

66 76
BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 124
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

68 62
WARFARIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

69 17
GEMFIBROZIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 70 158
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 59
GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

72 96
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 Sept. 8, 2009.
  • 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.