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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,130Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 1313

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 1313

614 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Maryland
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 614 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 614 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Maryland
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 471 408 115 1 1
LISINOPRIL 398 289 105 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 381 317 85 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 377 316 83 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 373 324 98 5 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 371 277 33 6 13
METFORMIN HCL 298 237 76 7 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 286 243 75 8 4
TRAZODONE HCL 284 248 55 9 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 262 217 63 10 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 249 207 79 11 17
GABAPENTIN 242 196 59 12 19
JANUVIA 230 189 41 13 73
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 227 191 61 14 10
NAMENDA 225 207 31 15 33
TRAMADOL HCL 219 185 47 16 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210 177 56 17 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 192 159 32 18 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 144 42 19 11
ATENOLOL 175 147 39 20 16
NEXIUM 173 147 36 21 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172 161 49 22 14
OMEPRAZOLE 171 141 45 23 8
AZITHROMYCIN 171 129 99 23 49
SERTRALINE HCL 159 131 36 25 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 154 154 28 26 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152 147* 45 27 27
CLOPIDOGREL 145 140* 36 28 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130 71 30 29 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 127 122* 29 30 24
MIRTAZAPINE 125 120* 23 31 22
RISPERIDONE 121 101 21 A 32 50
RANITIDINE HCL 120 78 29 33 29
LEVETIRACETAM 116 82 22 34 56
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116 103 22 34 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114 54 26 36 69
MELOXICAM 114 100 46 36 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109 91 74 38 64
CARVEDILOL 101 79 30 39 32
LORAZEPAM 101 88 23 B 39 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 100 95* 32 41 51
LEVOFLOXACIN 100 69 53 41 72
LEVEMIR 100 68 12 41 171
NOVOLOG 99 94* 23 44 91
LIDODERM 98 80 23 45 71
DIOVAN 91 86* 18 46 41
CRESTOR 88 74 28 47 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 86 86 15 48 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 62 38 49 34
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 85 68 37 49 236
GLIPIZIDE 84 84 18 51 39
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 83 55 15 R 52 121
PREDNISONE 79 49 40 53 43
CELEBREX 76 71* 14 54 83
PROAIR HFA 74 51 39 55 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 45 21 56 60
LYRICA 68 63* 23 57 82
AMOXICILLIN 67 38 33 58 120
CEPHALEXIN 65 39 36 59 104
OLANZAPINE 65 46 11 A 59 93
VENTOLIN HFA 65 38 27 59 160
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 46 17 A 62 46
VESICARE 63 45 16 62 213
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62 47 14 64 48
MUPIROCIN* 62 57* 30 64 227
CYMBALTA 61 <11 <11 66 55
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 44 31 S3 66 23
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 49 23 66 113
NITROFURANTOIN* 59 54* 11 69 276
FAMOTIDINE* 59 33 18 69 84
DIAZEPAM 59 36 15 B 69 103
LANSOPRAZOLE 58 41 12 72 124
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 45 14 73 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56 <11 <11 74 63
GEMFIBROZIL 54 <11 <11 75 149
LANTUS 53 <11 <11 76 52
METFORMIN HCL ER 53 48* 18 76 79
BENICAR HCT 53 <11 <11 76 189
NYSTATIN 52 47* 26 79 111
HUMALOG 52 47* 11 79 90
CLONIDINE HCL 52 47* 17 79 58
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 51 <11 <11 82 171
BACLOFEN 50 <11 <11 83 100
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 June 9, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.