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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,838Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 255 providers in this state and specialty

$768K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 255 providers in this state and specialty

457 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

18% of this provider’s 457 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 457 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $124 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$828K

2014

$847K

2015

$768K

2016

Number of Claims

10,162

2014

10,715

2015

8,838

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

O 1 12
OXYCODONE HCL 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

O 2 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
GABAPENTIN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 9 51
RANITIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

10 19
FUROSEMIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

11 11
METFORMIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
SIMVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

13 5
METHADONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 14 98
IBUPROFEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

15 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

16 64
LORAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
TRAMADOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 19 23
PROAIR HFA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

20 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

21 8
TRAZODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

22 24
DIAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 78
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

25 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

26 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 28
CLONAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 31
BACLOFEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 65
CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

30 59
ALPRAZOLAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 32
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 5% of all patients

33 74
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 33 107
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 81
FENTANYL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 36 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 45
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

40 85
SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 48
BUPROPION XL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 72
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 27
VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 30
MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 60
SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

46 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 38
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 48 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

48 17
MELOXICAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 46
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.