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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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17,716Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

471 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

8% of this provider’s 388 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

46% of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$741K

2014

$991K

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

13,899

2014

17,214

2015

17,716

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
FUROSEMIDE 653

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 591

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

4 20
GABAPENTIN 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

5 15
LISINOPRIL 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
MIRTAZAPINE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

7 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

8 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

9 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

12 11
OMEPRAZOLE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

12 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

14 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
TRAZODONE HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

16 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

17 31
SIMVASTATIN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

18 6
TRAMADOL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

O 18 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

20 29
SERTRALINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

21 19
METFORMIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

22 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

23 14
LORAZEPAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

24 32
PAROXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 80
MEMANTINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 63
RISPERIDONE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 61
CITALOPRAM HBR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

29 21
PREDNISONE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

30 35
LEVETIRACETAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 53
JANTOVEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 68
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

33 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 106
CLONAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 57
ALLOPURINOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

35 33
NAMENDA XR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 71
DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 51
LANTUS 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 39 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

40 45
CARVEDILOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

41 27
XARELTO 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 79
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

42 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

42 26
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 16
CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

45 22
AZITHROMYCIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

A 47 44
FLUOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 84
HYDRALAZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

49 34
LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 72
DIGOX 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 176
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

52 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

53 78
CLONIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

54 65
JANUVIA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

54 13
FAMOTIDINE* 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

57 70
LEVOFLOXACIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

A 58 87
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 82
RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

60 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

61 114
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P 61 43
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

61 167
LEVEMIR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 64 146
OXYCODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 65 30
CEFUROXIME 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

A 66 138
TIMOLOL MALEATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 67 242
DILTIAZEM HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 68 215
CEFAZOLIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 A 69 383
MIDODRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 69 292
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 71 182
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 91
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 73 42
CARAFATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 74 336
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 75 41
SUCRALFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

76 179
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 77 183
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 78 115
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

78 40
NYSTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

80 103
LINZESS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 80 171
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 80 49
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 80 118
NOVOLOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

80 133
METOLAZONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 85 203
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 July 26, 2010.
  • 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.