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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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6,162Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 303 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$354K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 511 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

200 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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 170 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

26% of this provider’s 200 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 200 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

2014

$424K

2015

$354K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

7,055

2015

6,162

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 328

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

50

patients, 25% of all patients

1 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

56

patients, 28% of all patients

2 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

42

patients, 21% of all patients

3 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 18% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 21% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 19% of all patients

6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

32

patients, 16% of all patients

7 2
GABAPENTIN 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 16% of all patients

8 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

9 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

10 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

11 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

12 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 13 90
HUMALOG 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

14 100
CLOPIDOGREL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

15 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

16 19
TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

18 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

19 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

20 14
LEVETIRACETAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

21 53
MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

21 24
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

23 81
PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

24 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 25 13
LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

26 66
SIMVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

26 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 28 31
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

29 62
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 30 29
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 31 83
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 31 21
CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

31 27
PREVACID 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 31 325
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 Oct. 23, 2007.
  • 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.