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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,603Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 546

$764K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 546

476 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

16% of this provider’s 476 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 476 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 15,640 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 934 908 1 13
SERTRALINE HCL 924 897 2 14
FUROSEMIDE 648 628 3 5
LISINOPRIL 469 424 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 462 432 5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 458 440 6 6
SIMVASTATIN 421 410 7 2
TRAMADOL HCL 412 394 8 19
TRAZODONE HCL 411 408 9 25
RISPERIDONE 352 318 10 47
OMEPRAZOLE 350 333 11 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 320 308 12 31
LIDODERM 256 256 13 73
NAMENDA 251 240 14 60
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 230 206 15 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 229 228 16 76
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 226 219 17 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 225 210 18 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 220 205 19 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 210 202 20 18
METFORMIN HCL 192 188 21 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 182 167 22 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 157 23 7
GABAPENTIN 174 134 24 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164 149 25 17
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 158 152 26 90
MIRTAZAPINE 158 154 26 51
ATENOLOL 153 149 28 12
DIGOXIN 142 140 29 62
TAMIFLU 141 138 30 172
CARVEDILOL 140 135 31 56
PREDNISONE 126 124 32 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 125 111 33 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 123 99 34 72
FINASTERIDE 120 116 35 94
FENTANYL 113 113 S2 36 50
SPIRIVA 108 106 37 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 105 102 38 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105 103 38 24
LEVOFLOXACIN 98 95 40 167
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 97 97 41 104
LOVASTATIN 96 95 42 22
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 94 94 43 91
RANITIDINE HCL 92 84 44 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90 89 45 32
PAROXETINE HCL 90 89 45 43
LANTUS 88 72 47 46
GALANTAMINE HBR 84 84 48 212
HALOPERIDOL 80 71 49 102
NYSTATIN 78 72 50 97
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 75 69 51 130
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 72 52 82
ALLOPURINOL 71 70 53 41
SEROQUEL 68 56 54 152
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 67 54 84
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 66 S3 56 8
OLANZAPINE 66 65 56 103
NITROFURANTOIN 66 66 56 197
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 64 59 64
BACLOFEN 64 49 59 86
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 64 63 59 148
LEVETIRACETAM 60 58 62 95
CLOPIDOGREL 59 59 63 77
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 59 63 98
JANTOVEN 57 57 65 92
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 56 56 66 117
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 44 67 39
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 55 67 105
CEPHALEXIN 52 38 69 111
RISPERIDONE M-TAB 52 52 69 240
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 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.