ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

18,150Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 546

$868K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 546

486 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

18% of this provider’s 486 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 486 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 15,790 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,066 951 1 13
SERTRALINE HCL 677 586 2 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 672 639 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 664 585 4 5
TRAMADOL HCL 553 503 5 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 495 444 6 3
LISINOPRIL 419 376 7 1
SIMVASTATIN 390 368 8 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 335 325 9 9
OMEPRAZOLE 332 261 10 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 331 323 11 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 328 243 12 18
MIRTAZAPINE 323 303 13 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 302 292 14 11
RISPERIDONE 298 271 15 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 275 253 16 30
TRAZODONE HCL 251 205 17 25
LIDODERM 251 224 17 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 233 218 19 21
GABAPENTIN 220 186 20 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 209 156 21 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 208 207 22 72
FAMOTIDINE 203 202 23 53
ATENOLOL 196 183 24 12
LANTUS 185 158 25 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 180 172 26 32
PREDNISONE 173 114 27 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165 150 28 17
NAMENDA 154 154 29 60
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 150 137 30 76
GLIPIZIDE 150 134 30 44
SPIRIVA 143 125 32 28
CYMBALTA 139 111 33 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137 115 34 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 136 125 35 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 132 109 36 78
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118 111 37 66
METFORMIN HCL 114 88 38 10
DIGOXIN 114 94 38 62
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 113 113 40 90
OXYCODONE HCL 112 101 S2 41 15
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 108 90 42 91
CEPHALEXIN 107 89 43 111
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104 94 44 84
OLANZAPINE 104 92 44 103
LEVETIRACETAM 102 77 46 95
LEVEMIR 99 63 47 124
PAROXETINE HCL 96 76 48 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96 83 48 104
FINASTERIDE 93 92 50 94
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 66 S3 51 8
NOVOLOG 84 57 52 142
ALLOPURINOL 83 79 53 41
HALOPERIDOL 82 65 54 102
FENTANYL 81 73 S2 55 50
RANITIDINE HCL 80 62 56 23
NYSTATIN 74 64 57 97
SEROQUEL 70 70 58 152
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70 66 58 24
ROPINIROLE HCL 69 60 60 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 67 61 7
SPIRONOLACTONE 68 57 61 82
CLOPIDOGREL 68 62 61 77
KLOR-CON M20 66 46 64 57
NYSTOP 65 42 65 145
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 65 65 65 117
LEXAPRO 65 63 65 165
PROAIR HFA 65 50 65 27
HYDROCORTISONE 61 58 69 225
LATANOPROST 61 61 69 173
LEVOFLOXACIN 58 41 71 167
LOVASTATIN 57 46 72 22
GENERLAC 54 19 73 135
KLOR-CON M10 52 52 74 118
AZITHROMYCIN 50 38 75 55
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 Feb. 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.