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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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7,413Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 208 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$831K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 113 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

306 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
90% 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

57% of this provider’s 306 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 306 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$112 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$885K

2014

$827K

2015

$831K

2016

Number of Claims

8,480

2014

7,776

2015

7,413

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 371

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

79

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 340

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

73

patients, 24% of all patients

2 2
ZETIA 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

3 93
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

52

patients, 17% of all patients

5 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

6 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

7 12
VALSARTAN 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

7 58
CRESTOR 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

7 48
CLOPIDOGREL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

10 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

116

patients, 38% of all patients

A 11 77
OMEPRAZOLE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

12 9
LISINOPRIL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

13 3
NAMENDA XR 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

14 71
TRADJENTA 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

15 168
GABAPENTIN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

16 15
RANITIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

17 28
METFORMIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

18 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

19 11
AZITHROMYCIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

66

patients, 22% of all patients

A 20 44
FINASTERIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

21 83
FUROSEMIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

22 5
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

23 49
MIRTAZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

24 24
CREON 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

25 247
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

26 14
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

27 94
SIMVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

28 6
AMITIZA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

29 151
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

30 26
VOLTAREN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

31 137
BENICAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

32 141
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 33 78
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 34 140
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

35 82
METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

36 54
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

37 105
NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

38 110
DEXILANT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

38 176
PROLIA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

40 335
TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

41 25
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 May 22, 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.