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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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3,540Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 429 out of 1095 providers in this state and specialty

$279K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 281 out of 1095 providers in this state and specialty

141 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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 Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

26% of this provider’s 104 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

45% of this provider’s 141 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 141 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$303K

2014

$253K

2015

$279K

2016

Number of Claims

3,459

2014

3,380

2015

3,540

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
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 198

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 22% of all patients

1 92
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 178

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 26% of all patients

2 99
DULOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 21% of all patients

3 50
RISPERIDONE 131

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 20% of all patients

P 4 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 16% of all patients

5 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 18% of all patients

6 2
SIMVASTATIN 93

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

7 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 13% of all patients

8 7
RIVASTIGMINE* 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

9 266
BUPROPION HCL SR 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 12% of all patients

9 94
OMEPRAZOLE 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 14% of all patients

11 3
DEXILANT 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

12 137
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 13 47
TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 11% of all patients

14 16
NAPROXEN 59

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

37

patients, 26% of all patients

15 78
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 16 11
GABAPENTIN 55

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

17 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

17 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

19 15
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 16, 2012.
  • 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.