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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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9,961Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

466 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

4% of this provider’s 430 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

32% of this provider’s 466 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 466 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$106 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$854K

2014

$957K

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

9,856

2014

9,792

2015

9,961

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 660

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

186

patients, 40% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 478

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

115

patients, 25% of all patients

2 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 356

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

101

patients, 22% of all patients

3 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

4 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

5 16
OMEPRAZOLE 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

7 10
LISINOPRIL 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

8 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

9 9
SIMVASTATIN 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

10 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

11 23
FUROSEMIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

12 7
ATENOLOL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

13 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

14 77
LORAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

15 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

16 14
PREDNISONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

16 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

18 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

O 19 12
SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

20 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

21 92
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

22 33
LOVASTATIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

23 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
GABAPENTIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

25 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

26 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

27 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

29 36
RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 24
RISPERIDONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

32 27
RALOXIFENE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 206
IBUPROFEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

34 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

A 34 107
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 173
CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

37 54
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

37 38
TRAMADOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 39 21
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 30
BUPROPION HCL SR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

41 122
XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 137
JANTOVEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 90
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 242
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

45 34
MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

45 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 45
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 79
FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O 48 65
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

50 73
CHLORTHALIDONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 95
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.