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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,144Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

331 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

27% of this provider’s 313 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 331 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 331 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

76 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

$409K

2014

$579K

2015

$1.28M

2016

Number of Claims

8,391

2014

12,524

2015

25,144

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,141

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

1 17
MIRTAZAPINE 1,050

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,003

prescriptions.

112

patients, 34% of all patients

2 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 863

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

91

patients, 27% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 721

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

78

patients, 24% of all patients

4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 688

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

79

patients, 24% of all patients

5 10
FUROSEMIDE 658

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

76

patients, 23% of all patients

6 5
LISINOPRIL 657

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

78

patients, 24% of all patients

7 3
TAMSULOSIN HCL 615

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

74

patients, 22% of all patients

8 21
SERTRALINE HCL 614

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

67

patients, 20% of all patients

9 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

P 10 43
TRAZODONE HCL 548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

11 25
OMEPRAZOLE 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

66

patients, 20% of all patients

12 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

13 1
GABAPENTIN 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

14 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

15 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

16 31
FINASTERIDE 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

17 83
LOVASTATIN 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

18 50
RANITIDINE HCL 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

19 28
METFORMIN HCL 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

20 7
CARVEDILOL 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

21 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

22 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

23 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

24 55
CLOPIDOGREL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

25 22
SIMVASTATIN 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

26 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

27 11
LATANOPROST 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

28 101
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

29 8
MEMANTINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

30 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

31 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

32 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

33 91
ALLOPURINOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

34 33
BUSPIRONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

35 90
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

36 12
NOVOLOG 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

37 133
CLONIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

38 65
TERAZOSIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

39 111
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

40 26
LANTUS 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

41 66
LACTULOSE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

42 73
SPIRIVA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

42 86
FAMOTIDINE* 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

44 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

45 29
ATENOLOL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

46 16
LEVEMIR 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

47 146
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

48 81
NYSTATIN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

49 103
RISPERIDONE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

P 50 61
TRAMADOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

O 50 18
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

52 226
OLANZAPINE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 53 92
BACLOFEN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

54 89
GLIPIZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 54 38
HUMALOG 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

56 100
GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

57 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

58 78
ARIPIPRAZOLE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 P 58 135
ELIQUIS 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

58 95
DIGOXIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

61 97
LEVETIRACETAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

62 53
OXCARBAZEPINE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 63 152
NAMENDA XR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 64 71
SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 65 76
TAMIFLU 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

65 285
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 67 104
JANUVIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 68 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

69 130
DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 70 51
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

71 210
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

A 72 99
MIDODRINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 72 292
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 74 237
VENLAFAXINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 74 193
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 76 84
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 77 267
LIDOCAINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

77 147
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 79 182
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

80 388
DILTIAZEM HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 80 215
SUCRALFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 82 179
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 83 106
LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

A 83 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 83 49
GALANTAMINE HBR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 83 399
HALOPERIDOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 87 148
NYSTOP 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

88 164
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

88 107
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 90 114
AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 91 120
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 92 332
MUPIROCIN* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

92 270
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 92 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

95 69
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 95 41
COLCHICINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 95 230
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 95 102
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.