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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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10,534Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 107 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$510K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 295 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

324 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 188 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

32% of this provider’s 324 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 324 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$560K

2014

$586K

2015

$510K

2016

Number of Claims

9,862

2014

10,168

2015

10,534

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 593

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

91

patients, 28% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 482

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

71

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
METFORMIN HCL 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

4 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

O 5 41
FUROSEMIDE 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
SIMVASTATIN 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

8 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

9 13
NIFEDIPINE ER 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

10 75
HYDRALAZINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

11 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

12 36
CLOPIDOGREL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

13 22
GABAPENTIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

14 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

15 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
GLIPIZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

18 38
OMEPRAZOLE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

18 9
CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

20 27
OXYCODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

O 21 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 22 17
IBUPROFEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

23 67
ATENOLOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 16
LABETALOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

25 149
ALPRAZOLAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

26 8
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

28 118
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 42
RANITIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

30 28
MIRTAZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

31 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

31 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 33 31
CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

34 65
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 35 74
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

36 62
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 98
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

38 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

39 40
TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

O 40 18
MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 41 63
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 42 82
PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

43 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 45 14
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O 46 117
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

46 107
LACTULOSE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

48 73
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 48 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 50 49
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 50 53
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 Dec. 26, 2012.
  • 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.