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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,488Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

661 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

8% of this provider’s 580 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

51% of this provider’s 661 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 661 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.42M

2016

Number of Claims

26,350

2014

26,097

2015

25,488

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 1,241

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,161

prescriptions.

192

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 952

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

938

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 874

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

136

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN 864

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

144

patients, 22% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 804

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

141

patients, 21% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 796

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

124

patients, 19% of all patients

6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 703

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

7 8
TRAMADOL HCL 594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

O 8 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

10 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

11 26
GABAPENTIN 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

12 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

13 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

14 43
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 12
METFORMIN HCL 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

16 10
SERTRALINE HCL 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

17 13
NUEDEXTA 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 124
LORAZEPAM 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

19 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

20 27
GLIPIZIDE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

21 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

22 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

23 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

24 23
ATENOLOL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

25 17
AZITHROMYCIN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

158

patients, 24% of all patients

A 26 61
TRAZODONE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

27 22
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

28 108
RISPERIDONE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

P 29 55
BUPROPION XL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 69
ALLOPURINOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

31 38
CLONAZEPAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 30
VESICARE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 120
PAROXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

35 33
JANUVIA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 78
PREDNISONE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

37 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 48
DULOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 29
ALPRAZOLAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 19
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

A 42 114
MEMANTINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

43 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

43 75
RANITIDINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 24
NYSTATIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 104
SPIRIVA 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

48 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 34
FENTANYL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 50 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 39
LANTUS 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

52 64
ZETIA 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 126
LOVASTATIN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 35
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 153
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 88
IBUPROFEN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 66
NAPROXEN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 113
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

60 159
CLOPIDOGREL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 67
VENTOLIN HFA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

63 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

64 77
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 64 56
FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

67 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 76
PROAIR HFA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

67 37
JANTOVEN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

70 90
BUSPIRONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 71 45
MECLIZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

73 165
FENOFIBRATE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 132
MIRTAZAPINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 74
BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 62
CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

77 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A 79 119
OLANZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P 79 87
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A 81 107
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 82 129
LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 70
CELECOXIB 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 84 112
ONDANSETRON ODT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

85 179
ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 86 71
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

A 86 118
CEPHALEXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A 88 106
NOVOLOG 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 88 176
PREMARIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 90 225
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A 90 179
LEVEMIR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 92 147
MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 51
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

A 94 230
DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 63
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 96 50
AMOXICILLIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 97 115
LIDOCAINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 98 121
HUMALOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 99 135
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 May 22, 2008.
  • 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.