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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,837Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 165 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

$349K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 179 out of 766 providers in this state and specialty

516 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

33% of this provider’s 516 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 516 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$228K

2014

$353K

2015

$349K

2016

Number of Claims

3,006

2014

4,142

2015

4,837

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
LISINOPRIL 235

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 200

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

3 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

4 15
METFORMIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 123

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

6 3
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

7 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

8 11
TRAMADOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O 9 16
SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

10 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

10 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

12 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

12 24
OMEPRAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

14 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

15 10
TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

15 27
FUROSEMIDE 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

17 8
CEFUROXIME 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

A 17 132
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

19 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

20 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

21 9
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
SIMVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 45
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. 20, 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.