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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,676Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 226 providers in this state and specialty

$529K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 226 providers in this state and specialty

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

95% 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

10% of this provider’s 231 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

37% of this provider’s 292 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 292 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$804K

2014

$626K

2015

$529K

2016

Number of Claims

16,743

2014

12,039

2015

11,676

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 736

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

1 16
FUROSEMIDE 725

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

84

patients, 29% of all patients

2 7
GABAPENTIN 453

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

72

patients, 25% of all patients

3 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

66

patients, 23% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

69

patients, 24% of all patients

5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

57

patients, 20% of all patients

6 2
LISINOPRIL 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

55

patients, 19% of all patients

7 3
SERTRALINE HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

8 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

9 8
DULOXETINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

10 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

11 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

12 11
TRAZODONE HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

13 23
MIRTAZAPINE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

14 41
BACLOFEN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

15 94
CLOPIDOGREL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

16 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

17 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

18 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

19 10
METFORMIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

19 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

21 40
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

A 22 112
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

23 19
PREDNISONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

24 22
LEVETIRACETAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

25 96
SIMVASTATIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

26 6
LANTUS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

27 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

28 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

29 101
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 30 24
LEVEMIR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 31 141
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 32 90
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 48
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

34 112
BREO ELLIPTA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

34 87
ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 36 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 73
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

38 14
BUMETANIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

39 117
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 A 40 210
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 41 79
CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

41 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

41 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 44 59
CARBAMAZEPINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 45 219
HUMALOG 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

46 131
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 47 135
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

48 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

49 42
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 50 112
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

A 50 140
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 Sept. 13, 2012.
  • 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.