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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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7,232Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 116 out of 1095 providers in this state and specialty

$426K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 109 out of 1095 providers in this state and specialty

324 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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 Massachusetts
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

8% of this provider’s 324 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 324 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$507K

2014

$603K

2015

$426K

2016

Number of Claims

9,191

2014

9,344

2015

7,232

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
OMEPRAZOLE 432

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

74

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 368

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

65

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL 329

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

3 8
SIMVASTATIN 293

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

5 6
LISINOPRIL 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

6 1
IBUPROFEN 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

7 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

8 15
METFORMIN HCL ER 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

9 37
GLIPIZIDE ER 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

10 67
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

10 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

12 92
ATENOLOL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

14 4
FUROSEMIDE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

15 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

16 13
CHLORTHALIDONE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

17 75
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

19 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

20 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

21 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

21 22
LANTUS 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 53
GABAPENTIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

25 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

26 24
CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

27 43
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 28 86
VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

29 52
INSULIN SYRINGE* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 180
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

31 35
CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 32 55
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 46
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 34 158
CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 19
NOVOLOG 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 35 147
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 Sept. 15, 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.