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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,436Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 546

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 546

598 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Maine
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 598 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 598 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,281 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Maine
OMEPRAZOLE 783 608 1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 566 468 2 11
ATENOLOL 503 408 3 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 483 355 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 419 213 S3 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 417 354 6 9
FUROSEMIDE 378 331 7 5
SIMVASTATIN 331 245 8 2
ZETIA 325 286 9 81
GABAPENTIN 321 199 10 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 309 260 11 6
OXYCODONE HCL 303 112 S2 12 15
LISINOPRIL 299 228 13 1
CRESTOR 295 227 14 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 287 237 15 49
METFORMIN HCL 281 234 16 10
TRAZODONE HCL 278 191 17 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 251 167 18 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249 206 19 7
SERTRALINE HCL 212 182 20 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 208 196 21 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208 176 21 17
ALLOPURINOL 205 187 23 41
LIPITOR 205 151 23 80
CILOSTAZOL 195 181 25 171
GLIMEPIRIDE 194 187 26 114
METHADONE HCL 182 28 S2 27 61
CYMBALTA 182 70 27 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 170 146 29 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 166 163 30 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166 155 30 24
FENOFIBRATE 166 152 30 87
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 153 33 147
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 162 155 34 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 159 102 35 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159 101 S2 35 54
PREDNISONE 149 124 37 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141 105 38 42
NEXIUM 138 77 39 52
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 137 32 R 40 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 137 115 40 13
METFORMIN HCL ER 131 126 42 74
RANITIDINE HCL 131 105 42 23
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 128 30 S2 44 67
PROAIR HFA 128 85 44 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 127 77 46 64
CEFUROXIME 124 109 47 195
CLOPIDOGREL 121 112 48 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 119 93 49 39
BUPROPION HCL SR 114 85 50 140
TERAZOSIN HCL 114 99 50 83
FINASTERIDE 112 99 52 94
SPIRONOLACTONE 111 79 53 82
OXYCONTIN 99 37 S2 54 75
NITROSTAT 96 86 55 132
PEN NEEDLE 96 77 55 207
FENTANYL 95 72 S2 57 50
SPIRIVA 95 84 57 28
JANTOVEN 93 76 59 92
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92 64 R 60 48
BUPROPION XL 91 40 61 93
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 89 47 62 179
LABETALOL HCL 88 88 63 188
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 88 75 S3 63 113
FAMOTIDINE 88 64 63 53
AMOXICILLIN 87 63 66 157
DIGOXIN 85 73 67 62
SYMBICORT 85 79 67 182
COMBIVENT 84 59 69 71
DONEPEZIL HCL 83 83 70 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83 67 70 30
VENTOLIN HFA 81 64 72 63
PAROXETINE HCL 79 60 73 43
PLAVIX 77 70 74 116
VYTORIN 76 64 75 215
VERAPAMIL ER 72 68 76 110
RISPERIDONE 72 47 76 47
ACTOS 70 64 78 129
LANTUS 69 42 79 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68 48 80 106
CARVEDILOL 66 49 81 56
AZITHROMYCIN 66 39 81 55
GLIPIZIDE 65 59 83 44
TRAMADOL HCL 65 30 83 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64 64 85 38
MIRTAZAPINE 62 43 86 51
LIDODERM 61 38 87 73
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59 33 88 26
CELEBREX 55 41 89 122
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 46 90 104
VESICARE 51 39 91 151
NIASPAN 50 50 92 156
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 Nov. 8, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.