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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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15,744Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$991K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

583 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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 454 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

49% of this provider’s 583 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 583 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

$63 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.05M

2015

$991K

2016

Number of Claims

16,596

2014

16,219

2015

15,744

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 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

1 4
LISINOPRIL 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

112

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

O 5 42
FUROSEMIDE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

6 5
METFORMIN HCL 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
LEVOFLOXACIN 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

119

patients, 20% of all patients

A 8 87
OMEPRAZOLE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

9 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8
ALPRAZOLAM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

11 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

12 2
HYDRALAZINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

14 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

15 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 16 43
GABAPENTIN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
SERTRALINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

18 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

18 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

20 13
TRAMADOL HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

O 21 18
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

22 139
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

23 40
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

24 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

24 14
TORSEMIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

26 213
MIRTAZAPINE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
CLOPIDOGREL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

28 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 41
LORAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 32
AZITHROMYCIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

A 31 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

31 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

33 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 17
LEVETIRACETAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

A 36 77
IBUPROFEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

37 67
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 91
DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 31
PROAIR HFA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

40 52
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A 41 98
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 117
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 47
RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 28
ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

45 16
TIZANIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

46 131
OXYCODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 30
ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

49 54
TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 25
DIAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 113
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 27
CLONIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 65
PRIMIDONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 187
JANUVIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 60
BUPROPION XL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 56 124
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

57 107
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 38
CARBAMAZEPINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 59 194
VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 60 58
SYNTHROID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

61 64
MEMANTINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 63
LOVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 50
RISPERIDONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P 63 61
XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 65 79
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 66 104
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 116
LACTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 73
KLOR-CON 10 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 67 234
MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

70 125
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 71 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 29
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 48
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 74 244
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 75 106
TEMAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 75 175
NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 75 110
GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 78 45
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 78 165
TRIAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 80 424
DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 80 97
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 Feb. 15, 2008.
  • 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.