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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,232Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 546

$897K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 546

617 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

19% of this provider’s 617 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 617 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 16,690 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
FUROSEMIDE 931 892 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 790 770 2 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 693 635 3 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 576 487 4 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 465 458 5 21
OMEPRAZOLE 462 435 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 368 363 7 9
MIRTAZAPINE 362 352 8 51
GABAPENTIN 355 318 9 16
RISPERIDONE 323 297 10 47
SERTRALINE HCL 294 268 11 14
LISINOPRIL 282 267 12 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 270 264 S3 13 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 269 265 14 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 257 224 15 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 256 242 16 66
TAMSULOSIN HCL 209 206 17 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 196 191 18 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 189 188 19 32
HUMALOG 187 163 20 134
TRAMADOL HCL 185 168 21 19
LIDODERM 170 166 22 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 166 146 23 72
ADVAIR DISKUS 166 145 23 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 166 145 23 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 164 159 26 76
NAMENDA 163 163 27 60
SIMVASTATIN 161 153 28 2
CARVEDILOL 142 130 29 56
FINASTERIDE 142 127 29 94
METFORMIN HCL 138 100 31 10
OLANZAPINE 136 133 32 103
PREDNISONE 132 110 33 29
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 130 129 34 90
SPIRIVA 129 125 35 28
DIGOXIN 129 127 35 62
BACLOFEN 128 108 37 86
ATENOLOL 128 128 37 12
LEVETIRACETAM 127 93 39 95
LANTUS 124 115 40 46
NYSTATIN 116 111 41 97
ALLOPURINOL 113 109 42 41
LEXAPRO 112 110 43 165
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 112 102 43 104
TRAZODONE HCL 110 98 45 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 109 92 46 11
RANITIDINE HCL 104 88 47 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104 100 47 42
OXYCODONE HCL 97 65 S2 49 15
VOLTAREN 96 96 50 180
FLUOXETINE HCL 96 87 50 39
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 88 86 52 148
MORPHINE SULFATE 88 81 S2 52 138
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 87 78 54 106
SPIRONOLACTONE 86 73 55 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 75 75 56 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 75 56 84
LACTULOSE 74 73 58 96
ACETIC ACID 74 74 58 187
CLOPIDOGREL 74 63 58 77
FAMOTIDINE 74 72 58 53
PLAVIX 71 60 62 116
LATANOPROST 70 63 63 173
NITROSTAT 69 62 64 132
LUMIGAN 69 69 64 196
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 67 66 159
CYMBALTA 68 50 66 37
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 68 64 66 154
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 66 69 7
SEROQUEL 66 52 70 152
PROMETHAZINE HCL 64 60 R 71 119
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 64 50 71 130
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64 20 S2 71 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62 60 74 140
FENTANYL 60 38 S2 75 50
HALOPERIDOL 60 59 75 102
PAROXETINE HCL 59 55 77 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58 58 78 24
COMBIVENT 58 46 78 71
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58 52 78 112
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 56 45 81 176
RELISTOR 56 0 10 81 234
LEVEMIR 55 40 83 124
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 35 R 84 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 51 85 91
LORAZEPAM 51 51 85 243
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 51 85 121
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 50 88 64
AGGRENOX 50 50 88 202
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 40 88 98
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 13, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.