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Prescriber Checkup

JAMES GRINDLE PMH NP

268 STILLWATER AVENUE ACADIA HOSPITAL CORP

Bangor | Maine | 04401

(207) 973-6100

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,688Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 54

$837K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 54

620 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
10%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

10% of this provider’s 620 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 732 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$109 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $124 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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
LAMOTRIGINE 485 50 1 1
LITHIUM CARBONATE 440 14 2 14
ABILIFY 383 28 3 4
TRAZODONE HCL 359 17 4 2
BUPROPION XL 296 14 5 7
RISPERIDONE 296 25 5 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 292 34 7 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 287 70 8 8
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 272 0 R 9 16
CYMBALTA 271 28 10 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 225 26 11 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 193 11 12 12
SERTRALINE HCL 175 11 13 6
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 170 28 R 14 11
OLANZAPINE 164 15 15 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 159 35 16 13
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 142 0 17 29
CLONIDINE HCL 137 0 18 25
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 129 24 19 9
CLOZAPINE 124 0 20 17
HALOPERIDOL 121 0 21 32
MIRTAZAPINE 120 26 22 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 117 27 23 26
GABAPENTIN 117 0 23 18
PROPRANOLOL HCL 108 0 25 41
PAROXETINE HCL 104 20 26 28
SEROQUEL 103 29 27 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 98 0 28 21
CARBAMAZEPINE 93 12 29 38
METHYLPHENIDATE ER 92 0 10 30 40
BUPROPION HCL SR 86 0 31 34
PRAZOSIN HCL 80 0 32 42
GEODON 75 0 33 48
PERPHENAZINE 72 0 34 36
TOPIRAMATE 65 0 35 24
RISPERDAL CONSTA 65 0 35 30
LEXAPRO 63 13 37 43
VYVANSE 61 0 S2 38 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52 17 39 33
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.