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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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9,060Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 412 providers in this state and specialty

$557K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 412 providers in this state and specialty

920 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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 New Hampshire
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

10% of this provider’s 920 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 920 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$434K

2014

$508K

2015

$557K

2016

Number of Claims

7,546

2014

8,898

2015

9,060

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 476

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

1 3
SIMVASTATIN 388

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

2 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 334

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

5 9
LISINOPRIL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

6 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

7 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

8 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

9 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

10 14
FUROSEMIDE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

11 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

12 12
TRAMADOL HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

O 13 24
LORAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

14 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

15 22
SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

16 18
GABAPENTIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

17 11
METFORMIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

18 10
TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

19 21
OXYCODONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O 20 19
PREDNISONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

21 33
ATENOLOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

22 15
ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

23 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

24 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

25 20
LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

26 42
ALPRAZOLAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

26 29
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

28 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 29 41
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

30 70
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

31 58
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

32 23
SYNTHROID 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

33 64
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 27
PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

35 38
OXYCONTIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 36 68
METFORMIN HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 31
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

40 35
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 41 66
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 55
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 28, 2012.
  • 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.