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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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10,645Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 412 providers in this state and specialty

$750K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 412 providers in this state and specialty

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

31% 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

3% of this provider’s 551 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

22% of this provider’s 648 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 648 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$664K

2014

$757K

2015

$750K

2016

Number of Claims

10,837

2014

10,495

2015

10,645

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 549

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

138

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

2 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
SIMVASTATIN 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

10 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

11 13
MELOXICAM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

12 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

13 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

14 12
SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

15 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

16 26
TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

17 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 7
GABAPENTIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

19 11
DULOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

20 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

21 23
LORAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

22 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

22 30
METFORMIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 10
ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

25 29
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

26 63
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 48
ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 32
CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 54
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

31 34
CLOPIDOGREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 36
TRAMADOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 33 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A 33 92
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 88
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 25
PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

37 33
MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 45
OXYCODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 39 19
NAMENDA XR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 40 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 53
CARVEDILOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 20
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 98
CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 86
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 67
CARTIA XT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 147
SYNTHROID 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 64
JANTOVEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 80
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 61
VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 79
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 47
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 59
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 56 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 44
ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 58 123
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A 59 163
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 59 50
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 Aug. 16, 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.