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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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12,110Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

$802K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

371 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

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

37% of this provider’s 371 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 371 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$835K

2014

$812K

2015

$802K

2016

Number of Claims

12,688

2014

12,125

2015

12,110

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
OMEPRAZOLE 520

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

81

patients, 22% of all patients

1 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 485

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

86

patients, 23% of all patients

2 8
LISINOPRIL 459

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

95

patients, 26% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

78

patients, 21% of all patients

4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

5 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

6 6
FUROSEMIDE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

8 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

O 9 12
SIMVASTATIN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

10 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

11 9
METFORMIN HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

12 10
GABAPENTIN 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

13 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

14 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
ALPRAZOLAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

16 28
FAMOTIDINE* 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

17 58
LORAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
VENTOLIN HFA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

19 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

20 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

21 16
OXYCODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 21 18
TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

23 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

24 34
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

25 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

26 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 39
RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 24
ATENOLOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

29 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

30 36
PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

31 25
SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 32 13
TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 21
ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

33 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

35 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

36 82
SUCRALFATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

37 151
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

38 48
DIAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 39 63
PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

39 37
PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

42 105
GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 32
JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

44 78
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

44 52
CELECOXIB 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 112
ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

47 71
DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 29
AZITHROMYCIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

A 47 61
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

50 49
MIRTAZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

51 46
METOLAZONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 52 230
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 59
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

53 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 55 27
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 O 56 96
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 56 30
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 14, 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.