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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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13,697Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 236 providers in this state and specialty

$832K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 236 providers in this state and specialty

566 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

30% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$728K

2014

$754K

2015

$832K

2016

Number of Claims

12,754

2014

12,729

2015

13,697

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
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 605

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

107

patients, 19% of all patients

1 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 597

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

112

patients, 20% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 526

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

6 9
SIMVASTATIN 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

8 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

9 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

11 6
SERTRALINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

12 17
LORAZEPAM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

13 15
TRAZODONE HCL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

14 22
GABAPENTIN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

15 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

16 27
TRAMADOL HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 16
CLOPIDOGREL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 41
METFORMIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

19 11
FUROSEMIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

20 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 12
ALPRAZOLAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

22 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

23 34
TORSEMIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 78
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 19
SYMBICORT 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 66
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

27 92
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 39
TIZANIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

30 85
NEXIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 83
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 23
PREDNISONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

32 28
ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 61
FENTANYL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 O 36 52
CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 68
ADVAIR DISKUS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 37
DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 39 50
TEMAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 139
NYSTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

41 84
LANSOPRAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 120
OXYCODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 42 24
RAMIPRIL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 90
FAMOTIDINE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 74
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 46 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 20
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 105
METFORMIN HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 48 40
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

50 97
DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 50 46
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

52 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 53 82
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 51
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 100
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 56 67
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 57 123
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 130
QUINAPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 59 170
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 Nov. 29, 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.