Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

14,647Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 226 providers in this state and specialty

$872K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 226 providers in this state and specialty

742 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

5% of this provider’s 631 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 742 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

More resources »

Opioids

25% of this provider’s 742 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$742K

2014

$842K

2015

$872K

2016

Number of Claims

10,484

2014

13,117

2015

14,647

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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 684

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

152

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

6 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

7 16
TRAMADOL HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

O 8 21
LOVASTATIN 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

9 36
GABAPENTIN 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13
LISINOPRIL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

11 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

12 11
SERTRALINE HCL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

13 15
METFORMIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

14 12
PREDNISONE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

15 22
LORAZEPAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

17 37
SIMVASTATIN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

18 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 17
TRAZODONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

20 23
RANITIDINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

21 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

23 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

24 10
PAROXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 54
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 72
FENTANYL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 27 70
CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

A 29 122
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

30 9
DULOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 34
MIRTAZAPINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 41
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

34 84
SUCRALFATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 183
ADVAIR DISKUS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 31
FINASTERIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 52
RISPERIDONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 64
CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

39 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

40 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

41 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

43 27
PROAIR HFA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

44 35
LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 69
ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 48 51
BUSPIRONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 115
ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 14
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 199
ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 32
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 52 123
VENTOLIN HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 47
TRIMETHOPRIM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

A 54 201
SYMBICORT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 81
VESICARE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 57 132
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

57 151
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 24
BACLOFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 94
TEMAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

60 142
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 49
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 60 108
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 64 106
CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 46
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 66
CEPHALEXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A 66 138
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A 68 129
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 42
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 80
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 33
OXYCODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 73 25
BUMETANIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 117
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 75 125
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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. 28, 2014.
  • 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.