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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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6,783Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 236 providers in this state and specialty

$481K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 236 providers in this state and specialty

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

54% 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 Vermont
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

25% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$456K

2014

$438K

2015

$481K

2016

Number of Claims

6,331

2014

6,273

2015

6,783

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 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

4 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

6 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

7 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
FUROSEMIDE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

9 8
SIMVASTATIN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

9 4
GABAPENTIN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

11 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
OXYCODONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 13 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

14 25
SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

15 17
PREDNISONE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

16 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

17 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

18 40
METFORMIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

19 11
PROAIR HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

20 36
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

22 21
ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

24 27
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 15
RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 14
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

29 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 39
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

31 51
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

32 128
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 65
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 26
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. 25, 2011.
  • 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.