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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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13,985Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$596K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

491 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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 367 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

30% of this provider’s 491 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 491 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$593K

2014

$601K

2015

$596K

2016

Number of Claims

15,359

2014

14,499

2015

13,985

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
OXYCODONE HCL 684

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

O 1 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 505

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

O 2 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

6 3
GABAPENTIN 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

8 8
OMEPRAZOLE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

9 4
SERTRALINE HCL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

10 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
ATENOLOL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

12 17
TRAMADOL HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

O 13 21
ALPRAZOLAM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

14 28
LORAZEPAM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

15 20
SIMVASTATIN 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

15 5
GLIPIZIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

17 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

18 27
CLONAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

19 30
METFORMIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

20 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

21 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

22 9
METHADONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 23 60
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

23 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 14
RANITIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

26 24
TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 22
PREDNISONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

28 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 15
LYRICA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

31 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

32 23
LOVASTATIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 35
BUSPIRONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 86
ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

34 38
METFORMIN HCL ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

36 53
RISPERIDONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 55
CLOPIDOGREL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

38 41
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 39 146
DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 56
CEPHALEXIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 42 106
BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 62
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 74
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O 44 57
AZITHROMYCIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

A 46 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

46 36
MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 49 39
VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

50 40
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 50 44
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 52 216
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 47
FENTANYL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 54 65
BUPROPION XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

55 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

55 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 57 77
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 33
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

58 80
LAMOTRIGINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 58 103
KLOR-CON M20 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 109
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 42
TIZANIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 49
NYSTOP 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 142
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 64 96
DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 68 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

69 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 69 101
DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

69 63
NAMENDA XR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 72 89
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

72 37
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 July 27, 2010.
  • 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.