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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,743Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 75 out of 546

$467K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 546

332 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

15% of this provider’s 332 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 332 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 5,728 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

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 308 259 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 285 266 2 3
LISINOPRIL 233 196 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 225 169 4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176 154 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 172 161 6 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 149 147 7 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 114 94 8 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101 101 9 35
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97 75 S3 10 8
SPIRIVA 93 87 11 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 70 12 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87 79 13 26
METFORMIN HCL 86 66 14 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 86 79 14 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85 85 16 24
ATENOLOL 82 69 17 12
PREDNISONE 81 72 18 29
GABAPENTIN 72 67 19 16
DIGOXIN 72 63 19 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71 69 21 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 69 67 22 17
VENTOLIN HFA 66 48 23 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 62 24 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64 61 25 38
OXYCODONE HCL 63 18 S2 26 15
SERTRALINE HCL 59 47 27 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58 58 28 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 58 58 28 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 58 28 32
FENTANYL 54 34 S2 31 50
FINASTERIDE 53 53 32 94
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 46 33 89
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 March 21, 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.