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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,486Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 412 providers in this state and specialty

$789K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 412 providers in this state and specialty

610 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in New Hampshire
lower than average

Antipsychotics

12% of this provider’s 519 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

20% of this provider’s 610 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 610 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$645K

2014

$653K

2015

$789K

2016

Number of Claims

10,696

2014

10,716

2015

14,486

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 882

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

2 6
FUROSEMIDE 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

3 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

4 2
GABAPENTIN 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

5 11
LISINOPRIL 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
SERTRALINE HCL 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

8 18
METFORMIN HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
SUBOXONE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

11 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

12 61
MIRTAZAPINE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

13 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

13 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

15 23
RISPERIDONE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 16 82
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P 17 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

18 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

19 30
TRAZODONE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

20 21
SIMVASTATIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

21 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 22
OLANZAPINE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 23 103
ATENOLOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

25 12
CLOZAPINE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 144
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

27 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 44
CLOPIDOGREL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

32 26
LACTULOSE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 131
JANTOVEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 34 80
FLUOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 35
MEMANTINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 78
CLOZAPINE ODT 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 162
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 20
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

39 32
GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 40 89
CELECOXIB 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 86
METFORMIN HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 31
LORAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

44 17
RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

46 34
VESICARE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 46 175
XARELTO 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 48 118
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 51
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 98
PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

53 33
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 25
NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

56 128
LANSOPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 135
CARVEDILOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 58 43
TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 59 24
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 57
FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 63
OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 62 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 40
LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 64 124
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 65 104
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 56
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

67 114
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 April 29, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.