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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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6,964Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 236 providers in this state and specialty

$337K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 236 providers in this state and specialty

365 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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 Vermont
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 318 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

37% of this provider’s 365 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 365 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 18%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 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

$388K

2014

$435K

2015

$337K

2016

Number of Claims

8,040

2014

8,446

2015

6,964

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
FUROSEMIDE 329

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

1 8
LISINOPRIL 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
METFORMIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

5 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

6 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
OMEPRAZOLE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

8 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

9 14
SIMVASTATIN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

10 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

11 20
ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

12 18
GLIPIZIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

13 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

14 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

15 21
ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

16 32
SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

17 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

19 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
TRAZODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

19 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

22 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

22 39
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

24 15
GABAPENTIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 10
LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

26 54
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 41
LEVETIRACETAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 28 101
NYSTOP 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

29 147
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 30 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 57
CARVEDILOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 68
PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

33 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

33 27
SUBOXONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 35 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 35 35
RISPERIDONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 80
XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 37 136
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

37 12
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.