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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,589Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 546

$809K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 546

498 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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
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this specialty
in Maine
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,159 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 588 474 1 2
LISINOPRIL 523 403 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 424 309 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 386 354 4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 380 145 S3 5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 359 242 6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 353 335 7 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 345 228 8 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 316 255 9 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 313 260 10 9
SERTRALINE HCL 293 248 11 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 265 237 12 13
METFORMIN HCL 254 199 13 10
ATENOLOL 178 101 14 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 170 96 15 26
LOVASTATIN 160 151 16 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152 150 17 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144 94 18 18
GLYBURIDE 143 120 R 19 45
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 139 90 R 20 48
PROAIR HFA 136 64 21 27
SPIRIVA 130 78 22 28
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 129 60 R 23 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128 121 24 35
TRAMADOL HCL 126 77 25 19
LIPITOR 125 95 26 80
PREDNISONE 122 96 27 29
CEPHALEXIN 115 76 28 111
TRAZODONE HCL 114 46 29 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111 95 30 30
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 107 65 31 89
FAMOTIDINE 107 66 31 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 102 82 33 39
CYMBALTA 97 17 34 37
ALLOPURINOL 97 97 34 41
NEXIUM 93 70 36 52
FENTANYL 93 15 S2 36 50
BUPROPION XL 92 31 38 93
JANUVIA 91 51 39 79
CRESTOR 88 56 40 36
OXYCODONE HCL 85 23 S2 41 15
GABAPENTIN 84 59 42 16
BUSPIRONE HCL 81 23 43 146
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 79 60 44 121
DIOVAN 76 58 45 65
AZITHROMYCIN 74 41 46 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 72 42 47 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 70 61 48 64
DILTIAZEM ER 70 70 48 123
IBUPROFEN 69 27 50 70
TRILIPIX 68 59 51 143
PREMARIN 67 22 R 52 150
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 66 38 53 130
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66 54 53 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65 61 55 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 60 56 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 41 57 20
BYSTOLIC 61 40 57 182
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 13 57 66
MIRTAZAPINE 60 15 60 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59 59 61 17
LANTUS 58 48 62 46
CARISOPRODOL 58 0 R 62 169
VERAPAMIL ER 58 56 62 110
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57 49 65 98
VENTOLIN HFA 55 31 66 63
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 54 14 R 67 153
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 53 68 236
KLOR-CON M20 53 40 68 57
LYRICA 51 29 70 69
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 0 S2 71 101
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.