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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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8,428Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

$546K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 82 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

357 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

9% of this provider’s 249 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

49% of this provider’s 357 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 357 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

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$495K

2014

$494K

2015

$546K

2016

Number of Claims

6,722

2014

7,040

2015

8,428

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
SIMVASTATIN 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

1 6
OXYCODONE HCL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

O 2 31
LISINOPRIL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

5 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

6 12
GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

7 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

8 1
CARVEDILOL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

9 28
ALPRAZOLAM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

10 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

11 3
LEVOFLOXACIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

A 12 83
FUROSEMIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

13 8
METFORMIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

13 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

15 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
LACTULOSE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 16 77
FENOFIBRATE* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

18 111
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

19 45
SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 21 94
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

22 44
LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

23 29
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

24 39
TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

O 24 16
FENTANYL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 O 26 129
MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

29 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

30 32
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

A 31 128
XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 73
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

32 75
CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 34 50
MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

35 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

O 35 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 35 49
CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

38 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

39 15
RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

40 25
AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

A 41 48
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

42 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

42 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 42 36
TOPIRAMATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 42 154
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

46 13
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

46 93
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

48 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O 48 35
LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 48 58
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 52
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 52 79
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

53 67
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 145
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 17, 2013.
  • 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.