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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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16,201Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1095 providers in this state and specialty

$941K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1095 providers in this state and specialty

530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

8% of this provider’s 479 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

24% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$971K

2014

$967K

2015

$941K

2016

Number of Claims

16,192

2014

15,764

2015

16,201

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 730

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

1 13
FUROSEMIDE 648

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

2 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 596

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN 541

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

111

patients, 21% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

5 1
GABAPENTIN 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

7 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

8 2
TRAZODONE HCL 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

9 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

11 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

12 41
MEMANTINE HCL 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

13 82
SERTRALINE HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

14 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

15 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

16 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

16 11
MIRTAZAPINE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

18 36
ATENOLOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

19 12
CLOPIDOGREL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

20 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

21 48
NAMENDA XR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 57
METFORMIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

23 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

24 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 47
GALANTAMINE ER 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 205
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

28 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

29 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

30 22
NYSTATIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 117
ADVAIR DISKUS 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

33 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 61
ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 111
TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 37 26
KLOR-CON 10 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 228
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 68
LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

40 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 81
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 27
CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 30
LANTUS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 53
DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 50
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 74
RIVASTIGMINE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 46 214
RISPERIDONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 38
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 124
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 18
CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 55
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 98
NYSTOP 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

54 151
PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

55 35
OXYCODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 56 21
FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 56
VESICARE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 57 161
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 64
PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

59 39
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

62 51
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 63 214
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

A 64 146
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 65 118
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 7, 2015.
  • 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.