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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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5,247Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 391 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$765K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 137 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

321 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

40% of this provider’s 321 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$146 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$579K

2014

$622K

2015

$765K

2016

Number of Claims

4,463

2014

4,735

2015

5,247

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 411

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

109

patients, 34% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 185

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

4 8
METFORMIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

6 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

7 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

8 11
CRESTOR 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

9 48
SIMVASTATIN 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

10 6
ALPRAZOLAM 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

11 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

12 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

13 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

14 37
AZITHROMYCIN 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

69

patients, 21% of all patients

A 15 44
FINASTERIDE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

16 83
LISINOPRIL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

17 3
ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

18 16
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

19 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

20 12
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

21 105
RALOXIFENE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

22 246
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

23 136
ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

A 24 77
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 Sept. 9, 2015.
  • 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.