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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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14,957Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

616 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

7% of this provider’s 486 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 616 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 616 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

18,184

2014

17,127

2015

14,957

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 576

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

177

patients, 29% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
ATENOLOL 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

4 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
FUROSEMIDE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

7 15
LISINOPRIL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

9 33
GABAPENTIN 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

10 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

11 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

12 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 12
TRAZODONE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

14 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

15 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

16 23
SERTRALINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

17 13
DULOXETINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 29
SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

19 5
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

20 49
METFORMIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

21 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

22 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

23 105
OLANZAPINE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

P 24 87
GLIMEPIRIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

25 92
ZETIA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

26 126
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

27 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

28 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

29 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

30 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 71
CRESTOR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

32 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 39
ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

34 38
PREDNISONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

34 25
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 57
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

36 144
JANTOVEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

38 90
BUPROPION HCL SR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 122
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

40 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 34
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 68
CILOSTAZOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 196
PROAIR HFA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

43 37
TOPIRAMATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 117
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 45 44
VENTOLIN HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

47 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 82
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 50
BACLOFEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

51 62
MEMANTINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 102
OXYCODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O 53 18
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

53 116
CEFUROXIME 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A 55 162
CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 30
TERAZOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 97
LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

58 70
METHADONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O 58 60
SPIRIVA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

61 36
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 41
RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 24
VERAPAMIL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 155
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 67
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 67 125
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

67 133
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 74
TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 69 21
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 91
NITROSTAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

71 238
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 71 238
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

74 27
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 73
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 163
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 58
AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

A 78 115
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 Nov. 8, 2011.
  • 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.