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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,999Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 226 providers in this state and specialty

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 226 providers in this state and specialty

868 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

4% of this provider’s 692 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

22% of this provider’s 868 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 868 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$1.21M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

19,049

2014

18,799

2015

15,999

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 874

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

171

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 658

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

172

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
LOVASTATIN 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

3 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
FUROSEMIDE 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
LISINOPRIL 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
BENAZEPRIL HCL 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

8 84
WARFARIN SODIUM 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

9 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

12 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

13 11
METFORMIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

14 12
TRAMADOL HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

O 15 21
GABAPENTIN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

16 13
LORAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

17 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

18 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

19 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

O 20 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

21 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

22 27
SIMVASTATIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

24 19
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

25 72
TRAZODONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
PROAIR HFA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

27 35
SERTRALINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

28 15
VENTOLIN HFA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

29 47
GLIPIZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 33
TEMAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

31 142
CLOPIDOGREL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

32 45
PREDNISONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

33 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

34 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

35 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 42
BUSPIRONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

37 115
SYMBICORT 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 81
LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

40 30
DULOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 34
CLONAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

42 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 31
ATENOLOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 14
RISPERIDONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 45 64
ZETIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 92
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 46
FINASTERIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

48 52
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 105
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

50 63
MIRTAZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 41
JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 24
ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 32
CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 43
XARELTO 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

57 110
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A 58 122
ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

59 28
BREO ELLIPTA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 59 87
SPIRIVA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 63 90
FENTANYL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 64 70
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

65 98
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

66 66
MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

67 74
FAMOTIDINE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 55
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

68 29
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 70 175
NAMENDA XR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 70 75
BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 71
KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 102
OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 74 25
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 54
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 76 181
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.