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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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13,183Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 236 providers in this state and specialty

$927K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 236 providers in this state and specialty

472 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

6% of this provider’s 328 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

30% of this provider’s 472 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 472 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$895K

2014

$864K

2015

$927K

2016

Number of Claims

12,012

2014

12,084

2015

13,183

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 472

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

104

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

3 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

4 14
GABAPENTIN 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

5 10
METFORMIN HCL 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

6 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

7 3
TRAMADOL HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

O 8 16
SIMVASTATIN 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

9 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

10 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O 11 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P 12 57
LORAZEPAM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

13 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

14 6
TRAZODONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

15 22
SERTRALINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
CLONAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

18 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

20 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

21 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

22 21
RISPERIDONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 23 80
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

25 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
LYRICA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

27 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

29 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

30 12
FENTANYL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 31 52
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

32 27
IBUPROFEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

33 53
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 O 34 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

35 34
RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

36 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

37 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 38 33
OXYCODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 39 24
LEVETIRACETAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 101
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

41 69
MIRTAZAPINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 42 47
PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

42 28
ALPRAZOLAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 42
DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

46 56
LOVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

46 54
CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 41
GLIPIZIDE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

48 70
PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

50 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

51 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 144
LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 109
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 18
BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 53 89
NYSTATIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

56 84
OLANZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 57 115
TIZANIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 85
CLOZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 147
HALOPERIDOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 60 149
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

61 103
LITHIUM CARBONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 62 152
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 62 83
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 58
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

64 156
DEXILANT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 64 156
CARBAMAZEPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 67 159
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

67 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 69 99
CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

A 69 91
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

71 92
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. 27, 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.
  • 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.