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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,404Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 226 providers in this state and specialty

$3.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 226 providers in this state and specialty

1,152 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

7% of this provider’s 988 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

28% of this provider’s 1,152 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 1,152 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$110 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$3.01M

2014

$3.83M

2015

$3.78M

2016

Number of Claims

33,634

2014

37,939

2015

34,404

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,611

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,493

prescriptions.

255

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 1,143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

969

prescriptions.

206

patients, 18% of all patients

2 18
FUROSEMIDE 1,113

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,031

prescriptions.

206

patients, 18% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,093

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

940

prescriptions.

211

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
ELIQUIS 1,066

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,015

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5 50
OMEPRAZOLE 917

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

802

prescriptions.

159

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 900

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

855

prescriptions.

160

patients, 14% of all patients

7 8
PREDNISONE 869

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

816

prescriptions.

214

patients, 19% of all patients

8 22
GABAPENTIN 861

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

161

patients, 14% of all patients

9 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 574

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

11 26
LISINOPRIL 546

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

12 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

13 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 509

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

14 49
NAMENDA XR 490

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

15 75
NUEDEXTA 435

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

16 93
METFORMIN HCL 430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

17 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 17
DULOXETINE HCL 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

19 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

20 24
SIMVASTATIN 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

21 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

22 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

23 27
VALSARTAN 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

24 77
SERTRALINE HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

25 15
MIRTAZAPINE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

26 41
ALLOPURINOL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

27 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 73
CARVEDILOL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

29 46
JANUVIA 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

30 60
AZITHROMYCIN 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

167

patients, 14% of all patients

A 31 61
CLOPIDOGREL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

32 45
TRADJENTA 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

33 103
DONEPEZIL HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

34 37
TRAZODONE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

35 23
MELOXICAM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

36 74
GLIMEPIRIDE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

37 78
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

38 10
ALPRAZOLAM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

39 32
CRESTOR 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

40 43
SYMBICORT 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

41 81
INVOKANA 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

42 143
ULORIC 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

43 144
TRAMADOL HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

O 44 21
SPIRIVA 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

44 56
RANITIDINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

46 29
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

47 124
ATENOLOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

47 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

49 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

49 31
DEXILANT 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

51 118
FENTANYL 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O 52 70
WARFARIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

53 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

54 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

54 57
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

56 85
ROPINIROLE HCL 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

57 62
JANUMET XR 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

58 155
BREO ELLIPTA 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

59 87
EXELON 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

60 156
KLOR-CON M20 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

61 102
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

62 130
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

62 9
ZETIA 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 92
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

65 30
MYRBETRIQ 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 164
DALIRESP 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

67 145
RISPERIDONE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 67 64
NAPROXEN 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

69 107
BUPROPION XL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

70 71
BUTRANS 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O 71 171
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

71 51
METFORMIN HCL ER 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

73 53
ANORO ELLIPTA 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

74 147
LYRICA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

75 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

75 116
LORAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

77 20
RIVASTIGMINE* 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 175
OXYCODONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O 79 25
LINZESS 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 180
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 63
CELECOXIB 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

82 125
DIAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

83 80
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 106
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

83 108
CEFUROXIME 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

A 86 139
FORTEO 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

87 185
AMIODARONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

87 185
CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

87 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

A 87 129
CEPHALEXIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

A 91 138
FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

91 42
PROAIR HFA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

93 35
METHOTREXATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 97
JANUMET 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 190
HUMALOG 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 131
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

95 98
OLANZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 98 99
DILTIAZEM ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

98 191
ONGLYZA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

100 196
LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

101 66
AMOXICILLIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

A 101 159
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

103 200
NEXIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

103 147
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

103 166
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 106 91
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

106 156
AMITIZA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 108 204
XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 109 110
BUPROPION HCL SR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 110 133
MIDODRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 111 210
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

111 210
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 113 215
NOVOLOG 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

114 216
NITROSTAT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

114 173
CEFTRIAXONE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

A 114 216
VOLTAREN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

117 170
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

118 76
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

118 36
MORPHINE SULFATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O 120 219
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 120 169
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 122 101
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 123 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 123 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

123 59
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

126 79
INVANZ 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

A 126 225
DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

126 225
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 126 123
LEVETIRACETAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 130 96
VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 130 132
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 130 54
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 133 181
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

133 150
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 135 232
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 April 27, 2017.
  • 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.