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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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5,416Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 136 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

$441K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 108 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% 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 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

26% of this provider’s 502 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 502 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$405K

2014

$462K

2015

$441K

2016

Number of Claims

5,394

2014

5,740

2015

5,416

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 277

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 207

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

5 4
SIMVASTATIN 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

6 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

7 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

8 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

9 8
ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

10 17
METFORMIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

11 10
FUROSEMIDE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

12 7
RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

13 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

16 16
OXYCODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 17 18
GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

18 32
GABAPENTIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

19 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

21 39
CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 34
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 29
CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

25 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 48
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

30 25
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 Oct. 10, 2014.
  • 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.