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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,163Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 1313

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 1313

533 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

7% of this provider’s 533 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 533 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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
FUROSEMIDE 911 893 126 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 685 658 97 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 632 611 109 3 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 614 590 93 4 7
LISINOPRIL 614 595 98 4 2
RANITIDINE HCL 550 518 80 6 29
JANTOVEN 498 498 31 7 59
LOVASTATIN 454 416 57 8 38
MIRTAZAPINE 445 445 61 9 22
LORAZEPAM 407 364 59 B 10 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 376 341 44 11 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 369 369 51 12 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 362 351 63 13 4
SERTRALINE HCL 342 325 49 14 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 338 316 48 15 10
OMEPRAZOLE 334 313 68 16 8
RISPERIDONE 333 321 40 A 17 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 332 321 68 18 21
CLOPIDOGREL 302 289 37 19 18
TRAZODONE HCL 293 282 44 20 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 293 288* 57 20 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 292 292 28 22 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 269 247 44 23 14
LEVETIRACETAM 260 204 28 24 56
TRAMADOL HCL 246 241* 66 25 15
METFORMIN HCL 235 217 45 26 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 233 201 26 A 27 46
NAMENDA 222 222 28 28 33
SIMVASTATIN 214 200 41 29 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 208 189 47 S3 30 23
GABAPENTIN 206 185 44 31 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 176* 37 32 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179 174* 29 33 27
CEFUROXIME 168 168 89 34 148
GLIMEPIRIDE 166 161* 31 35 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 157 152* 25 36 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 155 141 64 37 34
NYSTATIN 146 141* 37 38 111
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 142 116 18 39 63
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 141 129 67 40 80
ATENOLOL 139 139 26 41 16
LANTUS 131 126* 21 42 52
KLOR-CON M10 131 131 25 42 164
DIGOX 125 125 18 44 95
CARVEDILOL 121 110 16 45 32
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 120 115* 21 46 96
CRESTOR 119 119 27 47 26
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 119 119 13 47 290
LACTULOSE 119 100 21 47 76
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 117 112* 38 50 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114 109* 54 51 64
OLANZAPINE 109 104* 13 A 52 93
CYMBALTA 109 87 13 52 55
ALLOPURINOL 104 99* 13 54 45
PAROXETINE HCL 100 100 14 55 75
PREDNISONE 100 95* 25 55 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100 100 13 55 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98 84 18 58 28
NIFEDIPINE ER 97 97 21 59 65
HYDRALAZINE HCL 97 86 12 59 48
NITROFURANTOIN* 96 96 20 61 276
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 90* 20 62 51
AZITHROMYCIN 91 80 54 63 49
DIOVAN 90 90 14 64 41
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 88 76 12 R 65 131
NOVOLOG 87 82* 15 66 91
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83 78* 16 67 12
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 83 <11 <11 67 143
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80 65 17 69 113
NIFEDICAL XL 80 68 13 69 136
BUSPIRONE HCL 79 74* 12 71 118
HUMALOG 78 61 15 72 90
LOPERAMIDE 77 62 22 73 219
LATANOPROST 75 75 11 74 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 74 <11 <11 75 132
IBUPROFEN 73 47 17 76 78
OXYCONTIN 72 <11 <11 S2 77 138
TAMIFLU 71 66* 71 78 200
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 66* 18 78 36
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 69 64* 53 80 130
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68 68 17 81 125
PRIMIDONE 66 <11 <11 82 230
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 66 61* 26 82 212
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 65 11 84 81
CEPHALEXIN 61 56* 28 85 104
AVELOX 61 56* 35 85 241
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 61 11 85 92
CLONAZEPAM 60 55* 11 B 88 62
SPIRIVA 58 53* 13 89 67
NAPROXEN 58 58 13 89 102
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56 <11 <11 91 142
OXYCODONE HCL 55 50* 18 S2 92 37
CELEBREX 55 <11 <11 92 83
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 55 50* 11 92 101
COLCRYS 55 50* 11 92 127
ZETIA 54 <11 <11 96 99
FINASTERIDE 53 <11 <11 97 105
TRAVATAN Z 53 <11 <11 97 248
ALPRAZOLAM 52 <11 <11 B 99 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 46* 21 100 72
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 <11 <11 100 147
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 <11 <11 102 66
LIDODERM 50 <11 <11 102 71
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 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.