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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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9,092Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

$432K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 123 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

246 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

16% of this provider’s 222 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

31% of this provider’s 246 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 246 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$266K

2014

$397K

2015

$432K

2016

Number of Claims

5,620

2014

7,542

2015

9,092

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
FUROSEMIDE 463

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

54

patients, 22% of all patients

1 7
LISINOPRIL 423

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

61

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 416

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

67

patients, 27% of all patients

3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

49

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

46

patients, 19% of all patients

5 8
SERTRALINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

6 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
ELIQUIS 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

9 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

10 43
LORAZEPAM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

11 20
GABAPENTIN 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

12 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

13 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

14 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

15 26
FENTANYL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

O 16 65
BACLOFEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

17 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

18 16
CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

19 41
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

20 100
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

P 21 56
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 22 88
METFORMIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

23 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

23 39
TRAMADOL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

O 25 21
RISPERIDONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

P 26 55
TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

27 22
MIRTAZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

28 46
LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

29 64
DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 30 156
ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 31 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 31 27
OLANZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 87
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 34 129
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

34 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

34 19
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

34 28
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

38 101
SIMVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 39 5
TAMIFLU 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

57

patients, 23% of all patients

39 182
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 41 47
BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 41 86
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 41 82
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 44 145
HUMALOG 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 45 135
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.