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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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10,885Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 412 providers in this state and specialty

$584K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 412 providers in this state and specialty

561 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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 476 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

32% of this provider’s 561 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 561 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$537K

2014

$524K

2015

$584K

2016

Number of Claims

9,664

2014

10,056

2015

10,885

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
FUROSEMIDE 410

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

1 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 388

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

5 23
SIMVASTATIN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

6 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

7 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
LORAZEPAM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

9 17
OXYCODONE HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 19
OMEPRAZOLE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

11 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

12 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

13 3
ALPRAZOLAM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

14 29
ATENOLOL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

15 15
ALLOPURINOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

16 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

17 22
DIAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

18 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 20 27
PREDNISONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

21 33
CLONAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
METFORMIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

23 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 37
RANITIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

25 28
SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

27 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 28 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 47
GABAPENTIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 44
CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 54
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 67
JANTOVEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 80
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 20
NAMENDA XR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 38 65
VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 55
DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 41 39
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 119
BUPROPION XL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 43 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 34
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 98
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

A 46 115
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A 46 75
CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 36
LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 42
MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 51 127
CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

A 52 102
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 52 50
AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

A 54 153
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 90
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 61
KLOR-CON M20 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 202
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 62
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.