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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,610Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1095 providers in this state and specialty

$1.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1095 providers in this state and specialty

913 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

17% of this provider’s 824 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

35% of this provider’s 913 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 913 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$1.97M

2014

$1.87M

2015

$1.77M

2016

Number of Claims

35,941

2014

33,112

2015

36,610

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,873

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,792

prescriptions.

234

patients, 26% of all patients

1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,408

prescriptions.

158

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,067

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

3 13
GABAPENTIN 1,065

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

988

prescriptions.

166

patients, 18% of all patients

4 10
LISINOPRIL 1,062

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

984

prescriptions.

166

patients, 18% of all patients

5 1
TRAZODONE HCL 1,037

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

946

prescriptions.

194

patients, 21% of all patients

6 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 931

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

876

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

7 14
OMEPRAZOLE 899

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

825

prescriptions.

163

patients, 18% of all patients

8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 730

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 718

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

10 2
MIRTAZAPINE 710

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

11 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

12 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 524

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

13 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 517

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

14 61
SERTRALINE HCL 506

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

15 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 499

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

P 16 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 497

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

17 41
METFORMIN HCL 490

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

18 8
NAMENDA XR 442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

19 57
XARELTO 441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

20 88
SIMVASTATIN 440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

21 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

21 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

23 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

24 51
LACTULOSE 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

25 106
TAMSULOSIN HCL 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

26 23
LANTUS 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

27 53
LORAZEPAM 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

28 17
RISPERIDONE 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

P 29 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

30 38
NYSTATIN 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

31 117
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

32 98
DULOXETINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

33 50
CLOPIDOGREL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

34 43
JANTOVEN 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

35 115
ATENOLOL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

35 12
MYRBETRIQ 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 149
SPIRONOLACTONE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

38 83
OLANZAPINE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

P 39 71
LATANOPROST 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

40 143
ONDANSETRON HCL* 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

41 154
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

42 7
PREDNISONE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

43 39
OXYCODONE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

O 44 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

45 15
GLIPIZIDE 179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

47 24
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

48 124
CELECOXIB 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 96
BACLOFEN 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

50 84
LEVETIRACETAM 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 95
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

A 52 146
ARIPIPRAZOLE 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 53 130
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

53 68
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

A 55 183
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

56 22
TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

O 57 26
NYAMYC 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

57 166
ALLOPURINOL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 28
RANITIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

60 27
HUMALOG 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

61 145
LAMOTRIGINE 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

62 105
CARVEDILOL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

63 55
DIGOX 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 182
SPIRIVA 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

65 64
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

66 153
CEPHALEXIN 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

A 67 135
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

68 162
MEMANTINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

69 82
FINASTERIDE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

70 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

70 91
LIDOCAINE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

72 90
ADVAIR DISKUS 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

73 54
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

74 18
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

74 132
FAMOTIDINE* 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 100
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 58
AZITHROMYCIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

A 78 72
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 201
PAROXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A 81 120
LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

82 44
TOPIRAMATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 83 113
NOVOLOG 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

83 147
TIZANIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

85 97
CLOZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 86 110
SUCRALFATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

87 230
ROPINIROLE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

88 111
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 175
CARBAMAZEPINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 195
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 81
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

89 119
LEVOFLOXACIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 93 122
CLONAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 30
BUPROPION HCL SR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 94
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

96 35
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 70
BUMETANIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 193
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 99 188
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 99 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 101 216
GLIMEPIRIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 49
AMIODARONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

103 234
SEROQUEL XR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P 103 238
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 123
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 106 144
HALOPERIDOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P 106 174
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

106 253
OXYCONTIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 106 89
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 110 29
COUMADIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 110 292
PRADAXA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 110 165
DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

110 112
TRANSDERM-SCOP 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

114 298
MORPHINE SULFATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O 114 238
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 114 298
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 117 190
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

A 118 139
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

A 119 136
METHOTREXATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 119 314
GALANTAMINE HBR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 121 319
BUDESONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 121 319
FENTANYL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 123 133
BUPROPION HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 123 209
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 123 118
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 126 63
RESTASIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 126 226
FLOVENT HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

126 129
COLCHICINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 129 244
OXCARBAZEPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 129 231
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

129 87
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 129 134
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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.