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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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9,675Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 1095 providers in this state and specialty

$542K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 1095 providers in this state and specialty

520 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

10% of this provider’s 303 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

18% of this provider’s 520 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 520 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$666K

2014

$753K

2015

$542K

2016

Number of Claims

13,886

2014

14,515

2015

9,675

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
OMEPRAZOLE 566

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

6 6
FUROSEMIDE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

7 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

8 51
METFORMIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

9 8
GABAPENTIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
TRAZODONE HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

11 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

12 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

13 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

14 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

15 14
LORAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

16 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

17 7
SERTRALINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

18 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 19 47
RISPERIDONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 20 69
LEVETIRACETAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

21 95
RANITIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 27
LAMOTRIGINE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

23 105
IBUPROFEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

24 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

25 13
OLANZAPINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 71
BACLOFEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 84
NYSTATIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

28 117
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

29 12
ADVAIR DISKUS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 54
FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 31 100
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

32 22
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 30
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 50
LACTULOSE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 35 106
FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 36 38
CARBAMAZEPINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 36 195
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 38 29
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 39 59
OXYCODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 40 21
CLOZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 110
FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 41 133
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 39
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 44 43
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 44 99
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

44 35
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 47 113
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 Sept. 26, 2016.
  • 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.