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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,179Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 36 providers in this state and specialty

$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 36 providers in this state and specialty

595 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

0% of this provider’s 403 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

17% of this provider’s 595 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

78% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 66%.

Prescription Price

$451 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $432 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 6.


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

$923K

2014

$1.53M

2015

$1.88M

2016

Number of Claims

3,031

2014

3,279

2015

4,179

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
SYMBICORT 534

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

130

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
SPIRIVA 387

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
PREDNISONE 283

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

133

patients, 22% of all patients

3 1
VENTOLIN HFA 271

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
ADVAIR DISKUS 270

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 265

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

6 7
PROAIR HFA 259

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

7 5
BREO ELLIPTA 209

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

8 10
ANORO ELLIPTA 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

9 9
DALIRESP 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

10 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

11 11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

12 18
OMEPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

13 12
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 14 8
SEREVENT DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

15 27
ADVAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

16 13
QVAR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

16 20
DULERA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

18 24
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

19 29
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 Dec. 31, 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.