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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,765Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 52 providers in this state and specialty

$756K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 52 providers in this state and specialty

346 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
35% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 346 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 346 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$97 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $179 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$715K

2014

$714K

2015

$756K

2016

Number of Claims

8,178

2014

7,735

2015

7,765

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 344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
METFORMIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

2 8
GABAPENTIN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
LORAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

6 14
CLONAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

7 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

8 12
SIMVASTATIN 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

9 4
OXYCODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

11 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

12 26
FUROSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

13 18
ALPRAZOLAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

14 17
RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

15 69
OMEPRAZOLE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

16 3
TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

17 24
IBUPROFEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

18 71
MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

19 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

19 50
DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 21 25
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

22 33
SYMBICORT 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

23 73
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

24 10
PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 42

patients, 12% of all patients

25 74
SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

28 13
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 7% of all patients

29 42
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O 31 22
TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 32 15
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

33 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 34 83
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

35 46
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 36 32
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

36 86
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

36 86
CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

39 90
MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

39 90
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 41 42
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

42 45
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

A 42 52
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

42 92
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 45 95
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O 45 19
LAMOTRIGINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 47 63
BUPROPION HCL SR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

47 98
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

49 100
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 June 22, 2011.
  • 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.