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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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8,673Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 412 providers in this state and specialty

$600K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 412 providers in this state and specialty

486 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

4% of this provider’s 457 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

21% of this provider’s 486 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 486 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$484K

2014

$502K

2015

$600K

2016

Number of Claims

7,139

2014

7,106

2015

8,673

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 437

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

105

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

2 8
LISINOPRIL 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

6 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

10 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

11 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

12 23
ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

13 15
CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

14 43
METFORMIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

15 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
CRESTOR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

16 54
MIRTAZAPINE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

18 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

19 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

20 40
MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 52
GABAPENTIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

21 11
ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

23 32
SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 7
TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 27 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

28 67
CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 25
CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 36
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 31 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

32 20
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

34 114
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 44
TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 35 24
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

37 33
VERAPAMIL ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 137
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 53
METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 31
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 63
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

41 157
FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 16
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 17
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.