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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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8,016Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 412 providers in this state and specialty

$702K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 412 providers in this state and specialty

314 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

9% of this provider’s 314 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 314 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$581K

2014

$686K

2015

$702K

2016

Number of Claims

7,605

2014

7,974

2015

8,016

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
OXYCODONE HCL 860

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

65

patients, 21% of all patients

O 1 19
GABAPENTIN 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

2 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

5 3
METHADONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O 6 69
METFORMIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

7 10
RANITIDINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

8 28
FENTANYL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 9 84
OMEPRAZOLE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

10 6
OXYCONTIN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

O 10 68
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

O 12 66
TOPIRAMATE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

13 109
TRAMADOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 24
LISINOPRIL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

15 1
MORPHINE SULFATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 16 139
TIZANIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

17 91
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 27
SUBOXONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

19 49
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

20 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

20 5
FUROSEMIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

22 8
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

23 39
CHLORTHALIDONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

24 87
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

25 14
MIRTAZAPINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

26 45
LIDOCAINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

27 175
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

28 17
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

29 70
TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

30 21
DIAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 31 59
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O 32 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

32 16
CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

34 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

35 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

36 34
SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

36 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

36 12
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

39 76
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O 39 125
IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

41 56
BUPROPION HCL SR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

42 108
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

42 7
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 44 25
FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 45 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 45 35
ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

47 32
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 Sept. 2, 2008.
  • 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.