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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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7,177Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 236 providers in this state and specialty

$614K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 236 providers in this state and specialty

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

56% 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

24% of this provider’s 468 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 468 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$507K

2014

$532K

2015

$614K

2016

Number of Claims

5,705

2014

5,983

2015

7,177

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
SIMVASTATIN 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

1 4
OXYCODONE HCL 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 2 24
OMEPRAZOLE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
SUBOXONE 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 4 30
GABAPENTIN 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

6 6
LISINOPRIL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

7 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 8 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

9 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

10 3
TRAMADOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 11 16
METFORMIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

13 28
MELOXICAM 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

14 45
CLONAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 15 26
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 16 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

17 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

18 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 13
LYRICA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

20 59
PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

21 36
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 22 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 15
BACLOFEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

25 89
RANITIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 31
BUPROPION XL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 88
METHADONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 26 76
DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 23
OXYCONTIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 31 64
DIAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 31 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 25
FUROSEMIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 8
ALPRAZOLAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 42
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 51
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

37 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 12
FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 39 52
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

42 29
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

A 42 111
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 57
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. 13, 2010.
  • 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.