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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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5,380Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 222 providers in this state and specialty

$357K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 222 providers in this state and specialty

201 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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 District of Columbia
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

25% of this provider’s 201 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 201 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $95 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$316K

2014

$289K

2015

$357K

2016

Number of Claims

4,442

2014

3,976

2015

5,380

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 336

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

59

patients, 29% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 289

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

59

patients, 29% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

40

patients, 20% of all patients

3 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 17% of all patients

4 18
SIMVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
HYDRALAZINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

6 16
CLOPIDOGREL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

7 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

8 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
FUROSEMIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

11 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 O 13 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

14 7
FAMOTIDINE* 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

15 67
METFORMIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

16 5
OMEPRAZOLE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

17 13
RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

18 30
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 19 53
JANUVIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

20 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

21 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

22 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

23 14
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

25 63
MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 26 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 27 71
GABAPENTIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

28 11
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, 2009.
  • 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.