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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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17,214Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1095 providers in this state and specialty

$688K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 1095 providers in this state and specialty

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

65% 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 Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 414 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 523 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 523 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$718K

2014

$689K

2015

$688K

2016

Number of Claims

17,992

2014

17,023

2015

17,214

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 851

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

1 9
SIMVASTATIN 843

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

131

patients, 25% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 708

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

127

patients, 24% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 586

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

5 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

8 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
LORAZEPAM 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

11 17
TRAZODONE HCL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

12 16
SERTRALINE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

13 20
ALLOPURINOL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

14 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

15 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

16 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

17 33
METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

18 8
ATENOLOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

20 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 23
ALPRAZOLAM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

22 31
GABAPENTIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

22 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 24 32
CARVEDILOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

<11 26 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 15
MIRTAZAPINE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 11
NAMENDA XR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

<11 31 57
ELIQUIS 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 157
TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 33 26
LOVASTATIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

34 44
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

35 204
METFORMIN HCL ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 42
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 38 25
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 86
DIAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 51
VERAPAMIL ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 42 142
CLOPIDOGREL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 91
OXYCONTIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O 46 89
IBUPROFEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

47 34
ZETIA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 48 126
QUINAPRIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 128
CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 50 30
PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

51 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 51 41
DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 53 50
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 85
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

A 56 120
DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 56 112
MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

58 73
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 58 124
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 60 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 22
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 62 188
DILTIAZEM HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 63 306
PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 63 59
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 63 63
TRADJENTA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 63 159
FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 67 56
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

68 119
MECLIZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

68 102
CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A 70 135
ETODOLAC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 163
PHENOBARBITAL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 72 213
CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 72 62
LUMIGAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 74 327
RALOXIFENE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 75 150
AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

A 75 168
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 75 38
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 April 2, 2008.
  • 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.