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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,515Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 546

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 546

529 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 529 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 529 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 19,325 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,159 855 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,024 921 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 885 769 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 857 839 4 5
LISINOPRIL 761 600 5 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 709 649 6 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 592 492 7 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 496 313 S3 8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 475 458 9 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 413 374 10 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 402 397 11 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 363 315 12 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 361 308 13 17
METFORMIN HCL 349 240 14 10
SERTRALINE HCL 327 297 15 14
ATENOLOL 327 281 15 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 314 302 17 31
TRAMADOL HCL 299 212 18 19
GABAPENTIN 297 176 19 16
RISPERIDONE 242 231 20 47
AZITHROMYCIN 240 172 21 55
GLIPIZIDE 239 206 22 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 234 198 23 26
SPIRIVA 223 197 24 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 221 189 25 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199 199 26 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 184 137 27 66
PAROXETINE HCL 182 137 28 43
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 174 120 29 89
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173 151 30 24
ALLOPURINOL 167 145 31 41
ZETIA 166 126 32 81
LANTUS 165 151 33 46
NAMENDA 155 143 34 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153 125 35 42
LOVASTATIN 152 145 36 22
CRESTOR 152 129 36 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 152 131 36 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 150 33 R 39 34
LACTULOSE 149 140 40 96
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 147 143 41 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 144 126 42 72
PROAIR HFA 142 85 43 27
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 142 130 43 121
TRAZODONE HCL 137 80 45 25
CYMBALTA 136 73 46 37
FAMOTIDINE 136 136 46 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 136 124 46 35
IBUPROFEN 129 32 49 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126 126 50 32
KLOR-CON M20 124 121 51 57
GLYBURIDE 124 68 R 51 45
DIOVAN 123 122 53 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115 110 54 68
MIRTAZAPINE 114 110 55 51
KLOR-CON M10 112 102 56 118
VESICARE 112 90 56 151
JANUVIA 111 79 58 79
NAPROXEN 111 76 58 107
LYRICA 107 71 60 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106 82 61 84
LIDODERM 105 98 62 73
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 101 73 63 149
PREMARIN 101 63 R 63 150
FLUOXETINE HCL 101 59 63 39
DIGOXIN 95 95 66 62
BUPROPION XL 94 40 67 93
NYSTOP 94 92 67 145
PREDNISONE 92 82 69 29
VENTOLIN HFA 90 75 70 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 68 70 18
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88 83 72 59
CLOPIDOGREL 87 79 73 77
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83 49 R 74 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 82 51 75 91
CEPHALEXIN 75 69 76 111
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 73 73 77 90
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73 67 77 104
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71 71 79 76
RAMIPRIL 69 69 80 155
INSULIN SYRINGE 68 60 81 85
NYSTATIN 66 64 82 97
SEROQUEL 64 56 83 152
RANITIDINE HCL 63 46 84 23
PLAVIX 61 57 85 116
TERAZOSIN HCL 61 61 85 83
MOMETASONE FUROATE 61 34 85 225
TRICOR 58 30 88 128
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 54 89 82
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 25 90 146
LEXAPRO 53 44 91 165
NITROFURANTOIN 53 41 91 197
JANTOVEN 52 52 93 92
MECLIZINE HCL 52 49 93 131
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 51 51 95 117
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 44 95 144
NEXIUM 51 35 95 52
CLONIDINE HCL 51 39 95 115
OXYCODONE HCL 50 43 S2 99 15
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 May 22, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.