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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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7,555Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 199 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$550K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 261 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

452 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

4% of this provider’s 432 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

36% of this provider’s 452 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 452 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$456K

2014

$591K

2015

$550K

2016

Number of Claims

6,481

2014

7,418

2015

7,555

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 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

1 4
LISINOPRIL 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

4 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

5 12
FUROSEMIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

6 5
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

7 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

8 14
GABAPENTIN 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

9 15
METFORMIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

10 7
LORAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

11 32
SIMVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

11 6
PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

13 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

14 11
ALPRAZOLAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

15 23
LOVASTATIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

16 50
SYNTHROID 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

17 64
OMEPRAZOLE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

18 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

19 29
PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

20 80
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 21 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

22 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

25 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 13
TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 40
ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 16
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 22
OXYCODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 30 30
RALOXIFENE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 246
SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

33 19
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

A 35 77
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 37 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 26
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 May 18, 2016.
  • 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.