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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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8,021Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 236 providers in this state and specialty

$626K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 236 providers in this state and specialty

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

55% 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 Vermont
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 295 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

19% of this provider’s 346 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 346 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$612K

2014

$601K

2015

$626K

2016

Number of Claims

8,268

2014

7,992

2015

8,021

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
OMEPRAZOLE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

4 8
SIMVASTATIN 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
SUBOXONE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 8 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

9 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

10 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

10 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

12 6
BUPRENORPHINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 13 81
LORAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

15 25
METFORMIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

16 11
OXYCODONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 17 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

18 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

19 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

20 7
TRAMADOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

O 21 16
SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

22 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 P 23 57
CLONAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

24 26
GLIPIZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

25 72
OXYCONTIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O 26 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

27 58
ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 18
ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 32
BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 30 79
BUPROPION HCL SR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 87
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 30 50
GABAPENTIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

36 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 38 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

39 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

39 23
TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 41 22
MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 42 47
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 43 66
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 Nov. 5, 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.