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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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8,979Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 412 providers in this state and specialty

$527K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 412 providers in this state and specialty

707 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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 New Hampshire
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 558 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

13% of this provider’s 707 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 707 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$394K

2014

$537K

2015

$527K

2016

Number of Claims

7,919

2014

9,924

2015

8,979

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 436

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 423

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 350

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

5 5
FUROSEMIDE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

6 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

7 13
SIMVASTATIN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

8 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

9 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14
GABAPENTIN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

11 11
TRAZODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

12 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

13 12
SERTRALINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

14 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

15 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

16 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

17 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

18 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

19 16
TRAMADOL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 20 24
PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

20 33
CARVEDILOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

22 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 40
METFORMIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

24 51
ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 15
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 32
CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

28 36
SYNTHROID 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

29 64
CLONAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 25
OXYCODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 23
BUPROPION XL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 71
LOVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 42
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 61
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 20
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 41 58
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 42 122
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 14, 2018.
  • 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.