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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,379Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 119 providers in this state and specialty

$653K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 119 providers in this state and specialty

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

69% 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 Vermont
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 349 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 349 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$371K

2014

$618K

2015

$653K

2016

Number of Claims

4,702

2014

6,145

2015

7,379

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
OMEPRAZOLE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
GABAPENTIN 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

3 10
SIMVASTATIN 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

5 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

6 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

7 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

8 12
LISINOPRIL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

9 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

10 22
TORSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

10 44
SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
METFORMIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

14 16
TRAMADOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 19
TRAZODONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

16 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

17 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

17 9
OXYCODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

20 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 23
PROAIR HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

21 48
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

23 26
XIFAXAN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 A 24 141
NYSTATIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

25 77
FUROSEMIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

26 7
CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

27 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 29 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

29 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

31 24
RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 33 30
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 71
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

35 67
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 52
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

38 75
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 39 63
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 39 28
FENTANYL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 O 39 43
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 Aug. 26, 2016.
  • 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.