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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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8,880Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 412 providers in this state and specialty

$470K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 412 providers in this state and specialty

506 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

3% of this provider’s 409 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

24% of this provider’s 506 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 506 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$53 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

$230K

2014

$403K

2015

$470K

2016

Number of Claims

3,718

2014

6,718

2015

8,880

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
LISINOPRIL 398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
FUROSEMIDE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

6 8
GABAPENTIN 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

9 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

10 5
METFORMIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

10 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

12 7
MELOXICAM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

13 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 13
PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

15 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

16 34
TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O 17 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

18 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

19 16
PAROXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

19 57
SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

21 18
CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

22 25
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 12
OXYCODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

26 14
TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 31 72
FAMOTIDINE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 53
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 15
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 17
ALLOPURINOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 30
MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 38 78
DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 39 44
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 40 93
BUPROPION XL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 41 71
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 41 39
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 64
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 May 24, 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.