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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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11,322Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

$682K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

692 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

11% of this provider’s 630 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

47% of this provider’s 692 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 692 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$623K

2014

$612K

2015

$682K

2016

Number of Claims

12,187

2014

9,997

2015

11,322

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 855

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

1 14
FUROSEMIDE 586

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

2 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

3 3
SERTRALINE HCL 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

4 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

7 8
LISINOPRIL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

8 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

9 26
TRAZODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

10 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

11 23
METFORMIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

12 10
GABAPENTIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

13 11
MIRTAZAPINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

14 46
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

15 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

16 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

17 16
RISPERIDONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 55
ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

19 38
LANTUS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

20 64
CLOPIDOGREL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

20 41
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

A 22 114
DULOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

22 29
NYSTATIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

24 104
PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

25 25
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

26 79
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

A 27 118
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

27 42
CEPHALEXIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A 29 106
HUMALOG 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

30 135
FAMOTIDINE* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 58
SIMVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 33 56
BUMETANIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 149
LEVETIRACETAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 99
ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 17
LEVOFLOXACIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A 37 119
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 37 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 27
OLANZAPINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 87
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

40 19
SPIRIVA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A 43 107
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 131
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A 45 128
BREO ELLIPTA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 161
MUPIROCIN* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 46 221
ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 46 71
FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 49 73
AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A 50 61
KLOR-CON M20 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 109
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 52 94
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A 53 179
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 100
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 54 82
ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 56 85
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 57 47
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 29, 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.