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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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9,906Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 412 providers in this state and specialty

$623K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 412 providers in this state and specialty

729 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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 548 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

11% of this provider’s 729 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 729 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

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$603K

2014

$581K

2015

$623K

2016

Number of Claims

9,439

2014

10,241

2015

9,906

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 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

3 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

4 13
OMEPRAZOLE 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

5 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

6 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

7 12
FUROSEMIDE 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

8 8
GABAPENTIN 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

9 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

11 9
SIMVASTATIN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

12 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

13 50
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O 14 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

15 23
ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

16 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

17 22
OXYCODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 18 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 19 41
LOVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

20 42
SERTRALINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

21 18
CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

22 25
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O 23 66
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

24 14
ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 32
LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

25 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

27 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 30
MIRTAZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

27 45
PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
METFORMIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 35
CLOPIDOGREL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 37 89
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 60
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 39 43
TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 41 26
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 156
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 43 74
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 20
ARIPIPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 193
ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 120
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 49 70
ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 49 96
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 82
TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 51 24
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 29
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 54 161
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 40
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 March 30, 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.