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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,183Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 235 out of 1313

$417K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 247 out of 1313

188 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older
25% 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

9% of this provider’s 188 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 188 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 220 215* 49 1 3
JANTOVEN 183 171 12 2 59
FUROSEMIDE 168 163* 33 3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 158 158 38 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 150 145* 23 5 8
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 116 111* 30 R 6 121
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 110 105* 22 7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108 103* 34 8 4
SPIRONOLACTONE 108 103* 24 8 81
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 89 84* 42 10 159
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89 84* 22 10 10
MIRTAZAPINE 88 88 16 12 22
NAMENDA 88 88 14 12 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 87 <11 <11 14 24
PREDNISONE 87 82* 23 14 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87 82* 23 14 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86 86 18 17 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 85 80* 14 18 13
ALLOPURINOL 80 75* 25 19 45
LISINOPRIL 77 72* 18 20 2
CARVEDILOL 76 76 19 21 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 74 74 21 22 79
LOVASTATIN 72 72 11 23 38
CLOPIDOGREL 72 72 15 23 18
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64 64 12 25 80
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63 63 13 26 21
COLCRYS 63 52 19 26 127
GABAPENTIN 60 60 12 28 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54 49* 12 29 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51 46* 13 30 14
ATENOLOL 50 50 15 31 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 50 14 S3 31 23
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 9, 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.