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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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8,491Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 155 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

$853K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 105 out of 1427 providers in this state and specialty

490 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

3% of this provider’s 372 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

29% of this provider’s 490 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 490 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$715K

2014

$748K

2015

$853K

2016

Number of Claims

7,556

2014

7,869

2015

8,491

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 399

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

109

patients, 22% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

106

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
METFORMIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

7 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

8 12
SERTRALINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

9 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

10 14
RANITIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

11 28
ALPRAZOLAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

12 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

13 8
ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

14 16
FUROSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

15 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
CLONAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

17 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 22
OMEPRAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

20 9
TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

22 106
PROAIR HFA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

24 52
IBUPROFEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 67
GABAPENTIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 15
AZITHROMYCIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

A 27 44
BUSPIRONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 90
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

29 21
TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 18
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 62
BUPROPION XL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 124
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 40
ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 33
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

35 26
OXYCODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 38 30
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 136
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 39
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 32
RISPERIDONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 17
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 March 5, 2013.
  • 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.