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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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10,034Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

$981K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

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

69% 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

6% of this provider’s 379 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

19% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$98 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$946K

2014

$965K

2015

$981K

2016

Number of Claims

10,664

2014

9,786

2015

10,034

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
LISINOPRIL 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
OXYCODONE HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O 5 18
GABAPENTIN 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

6 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

7 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

8 15
ALPRAZOLAM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

9 28
DULOXETINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

10 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

O 11 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

12 23
PREDNISONE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

12 25
METFORMIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
FUROSEMIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

15 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

16 6
SPIRIVA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

17 59
TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

17 22
BUPROPION XL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

17 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 56
MELOXICAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

21 51
FENTANYL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 22 65
SIMVASTATIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

23 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 24 44
TRAMADOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O 25 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

25 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

27 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

29 14
CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

30 54
LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

31 20
CLONAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 30
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 33 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 49
SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

34 13
CHLORTHALIDONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 95
ADVAIR DISKUS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 86
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

39 45
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

41 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 33
ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

44 39
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 43
SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 84
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 64
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

49 40
ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 85
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

51 74
LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 52 99
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 48
BACLOFEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 62
OXYCONTIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 55 83
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.