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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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16,053Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 119 providers in this state and specialty

$865K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 119 providers in this state and specialty

396 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

12% of this provider’s 364 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

38% of this provider’s 396 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 396 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$1.11M

2014

$899K

2015

$865K

2016

Number of Claims

22,334

2014

17,829

2015

16,053

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 927

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

97

patients, 24% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 577

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

3 30
OMEPRAZOLE 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

5 12
SERTRALINE HCL 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

5 15
TRAZODONE HCL 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

7 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

9 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

10 3
GABAPENTIN 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

11 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

12 18
SIMVASTATIN 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

13 5
LISINOPRIL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

14 1
LORAZEPAM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

15 14
FENTANYL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O 16 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
NAMENDA XR 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

18 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

19 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

20 24
TRAMADOL HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

O 21 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

22 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

23 22
ATENOLOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

24 17
LANTUS 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

25 96
RISPERIDONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 60
FAMOTIDINE* 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

27 64
TORSEMIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

27 44
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

29 35
BACLOFEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

30 103
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

31 86
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

32 8
METFORMIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 16
NYSTATIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

34 77
PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

35 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 69
MORPHINE SULFATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

O 35 90
MIRTAZAPINE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

38 38
OXYCODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O 39 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 40 57
CEPHALEXIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

A 41 93
LEVOFLOXACIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

A 42 101
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

43 57
IBUPROFEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

44 70
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 99
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

46 80
ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

46 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

48 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 48 68
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 50 138
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

50 87
OLANZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 114
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

53 20
DULOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 54 53
CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

55 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

55 29
CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

57 34
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

A 58 142
GLIPIZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 59 61
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 60 23
NIFEDIPINE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

61 120
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

61 146
LEVETIRACETAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 63 108
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 64 100
METOLAZONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 64 156
MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 66 62
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 66 158
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 68 46
VOLTAREN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 69 163
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

70 37
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

A 72 96
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 73 67
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 Feb. 18, 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.