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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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5,061Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 415 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$417K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 415 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

334 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

18% of this provider’s 334 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 334 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$367K

2014

$449K

2015

$417K

2016

Number of Claims

4,463

2014

5,200

2015

5,061

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 232

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 225

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 189

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

6 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

7 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

9 7
ALPRAZOLAM 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

10 23
OMEPRAZOLE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

11 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

12 26
GABAPENTIN 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

13 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

15 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

17 37
TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

19 11
ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

20 16
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

21 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

22 29
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

23 64
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

24 48
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 74
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 36
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. 8, 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.