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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,026Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 145 providers in this state and specialty

$650K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 145 providers in this state and specialty

186 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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 Maine
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

12 of this provider’s 24 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 186 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 186 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$108 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$672K

2014

$640K

2015

$650K

2016

Number of Claims

5,740

2014

6,026

2015

6,026

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
DULOXETINE HCL 410

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

34

patients, 18% of all patients

1 25
CLOZAPINE 368

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

P 2 40
TRAZODONE HCL 347

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

41

patients, 22% of all patients

3 19
CLONAZEPAM 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 16% of all patients

4 21
LORAZEPAM 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

32

patients, 17% of all patients

5 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

6 33
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 12% of all patients

7 50
RISPERIDONE 212

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

P 8 44
SERTRALINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

9 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

10 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 13% of all patients

P 11 32
LAMOTRIGINE 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

12 35
LATUDA 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

P 13 49
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 8% of all patients

P 14 86
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 8% of all patients

15 37
DIAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 9% of all patients

16 60
BUPROPION XL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

16 36
ARIPIPRAZOLE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 9% of all patients

P 18 52
HALOPERIDOL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 7% of all patients

P 19 100
OLANZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

P 20 39
PRAZOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

21 72
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 22 54
MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 23 48
THIOTHIXENE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 24 121
TOPIRAMATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 25 77
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

26 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 27 129
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 28 79
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 29 57
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 30 99
GABAPENTIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 31 10
SEROQUEL XR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 139
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 33 58
LITHIUM CARBONATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 34 75
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 34 30
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 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.
  • 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.