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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,881Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$824K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 117 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

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

57% 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

6% of this provider’s 581 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

37% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$668K

2014

$858K

2015

$824K

2016

Number of Claims

12,558

2014

15,386

2015

16,881

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 731

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

124

patients, 19% of all patients

1 4
FUROSEMIDE 560

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

135

patients, 21% of all patients

4 1
MIRTAZAPINE 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

5 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

7 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

8 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
SERTRALINE HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

10 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

11 20
TRAZODONE HCL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

12 25
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

13 81
GABAPENTIN 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
METFORMIN HCL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

15 7
RANITIDINE HCL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

16 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

17 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

17 29
CLOPIDOGREL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

19 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

20 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

21 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 17
OMEPRAZOLE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

23 9
JANTOVEN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

24 68
CITALOPRAM HBR 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

25 39
MELOXICAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

26 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

27 21
SIMVASTATIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

28 6
LORAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

29 32
TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O 30 18
OXYCODONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 41
HYDRALAZINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 34
PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

34 35
CARVEDILOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

35 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

36 26
ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

38 56
CEFUROXIME 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

A 39 138
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 43
ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 16
CEPHALEXIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 43 119
CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 57
PROCRIT 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 44 236
CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 48
BACLOFEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 89
LEVETIRACETAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 53
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 49 42
PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 80
FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 51 84
NYSTOP 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

51 164
ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 130
AZITHROMYCIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A 54 44
LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 57 87
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A 58 77
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

A 58 170
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A 58 99
MEMANTINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 63
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 62 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 63 78
ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

63 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

65 13
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

66 132
NYAMYC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 328
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 60
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 72
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 396
RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 71 61
BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 104
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 74 106
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 36
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 75 66
NYSTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

77 103
BUPROPION XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 124
OLANZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 77 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 76
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 April 26, 2017.
  • 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.