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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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13,982Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 222 providers in this state and specialty

$824K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 222 providers in this state and specialty

468 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
53% 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

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Antibiotics

26% of this provider’s 468 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 468 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $95 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$720K

2014

$673K

2015

$824K

2016

Number of Claims

14,040

2014

13,679

2015

13,982

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 802

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

802

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 630

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 587

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

3 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 560

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
RANITIDINE HCL 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

5 30
SERTRALINE HCL 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

6 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

7 32
SIMVASTATIN 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

9 10
LISINOPRIL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

11 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

12 8
MIRTAZAPINE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

13 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

14 28
METFORMIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

15 5
CLOPIDOGREL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

16 17
GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

17 11
LANTUS 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

18 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

19 52
TRAMADOL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

O 20 23
TRAZODONE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

21 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

22 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

24 36
MEMANTINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 96
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 68
ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 26
OMEPRAZOLE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 13
LEVETIRACETAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

27 46
VALSARTAN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 39
CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

31 21
CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 14
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 110
LYRICA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 35 65
CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 74
DIGOX 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 37 141
ELIQUIS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 122
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

39 112
CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 148
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 O 42 25
XARELTO 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 43 73
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 45 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 46 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

47 35
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

48 48
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

A 48 127
CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 50 174
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

51 92
BENICAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 52 128
VESICARE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 53 179
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 53 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 20
PROCRIT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 56 188
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

56 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 58 98
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 59 133
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 Jan. 25, 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.