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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,419Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$687K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 226 providers in this state and specialty

547 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

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

22% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$697K

2015

$687K

2016

Number of Claims

9,368

2014

10,520

2015

10,419

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 556

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

133

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
FUROSEMIDE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

7 8
OMEPRAZOLE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

8 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

9 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

10 18
GABAPENTIN 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

11 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

13 11
ATENOLOL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

16 24
RANITIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

17 29
METFORMIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

18 12
PREDNISONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

19 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

20 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

21 26
PROAIR HFA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

22 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

22 9
GLIPIZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 33
TRAMADOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 21
JANUVIA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 60
ALPRAZOLAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 32
CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 45
LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

29 20
CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 40
OXYCODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 25
DIAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

36 30
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 28
LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 66
SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

38 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 39
DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 34
SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 44 76
GLIPIZIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 65
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 46
AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A 46 61
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

48 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 49 88
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 57
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 52 172
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 56
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 54 106
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 54 179
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 38
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.