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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,169Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 565

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 565

693 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Maine
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 693 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 693 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Maine
FUROSEMIDE 1,192 1,154 154 1 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 923 870 69 2 12
SERTRALINE HCL 906 859 132 3 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 743 653 124 4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 676 623 121 5 7
NAMENDA 644 644 59 6 47
TRAMADOL HCL 617 582 130 7 20
LISINOPRIL 586 507 111 8 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 537 522 77 9 43
TRAZODONE HCL 469 428 101 10 23
RISPERIDONE 468 415 85 A 11 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 465 426 83 12 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 456 386 75 13 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 306 293 38 A 14 60
MIRTAZAPINE 283 278* 56 15 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 281 266 50 16 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 251 246* 42 17 31
CYMBALTA 248 179 28 18 36
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 248 243* 36 18 88
SIMVASTATIN 240 192 58 20 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230 198 42 21 17
OLANZAPINE 221 202 30 A 22 89
METFORMIN HCL 219 147 41 23 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 219 189 42 23 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 217 212* 37 25 19
JANUVIA 199 123 20 26 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 196 191* 33 27 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 193 188* 33 28 39
KLOR-CON M20 193 179 47 28 63
PREDNISONE 189 177 47 30 33
GABAPENTIN 184 151 42 31 15
LIDODERM 179 174* 38 32 82
LANTUS 179 132 42 32 56
SPIRIVA 176 171* 41 34 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 174 142 28 35 84
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 161 139 84 36 92
ATENOLOL 159 142 34 37 13
OMEPRAZOLE 158 137 56 38 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157 157 21 39 21
CLOPIDOGREL 151 146* 26 40 45
LEVETIRACETAM 150 128 19 41 108
HUMALOG 149 106 37 42 91
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 146 141* 22 43 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 141* 33 43 10
LORAZEPAM 143 128 68 B 45 18
BACLOFEN 138 61 18 46 90
GLIPIZIDE 122 87 24 47 37
DIOVAN 121 121 11 48 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 118 98 20 49 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 116 116 18 50 76
LATANOPROST 110 105* 21 51 126
VESICARE 109 <11 <11 52 101
NYSTATIN 107 91 61 53 104
ALLOPURINOL 107 102* 18 53 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106 93 78 55 83
TAMIFLU 104 99* 89 56 113
KLOR-CON M10 103 98* 24 57 127
OXYCODONE HCL 102 97* 41 S2 58 16
NYSTOP 101 84 46 59 121
RANITIDINE HCL 101 96* 25 59 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100 89 26 61 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 100 43 16 61 102
FENTANYL 98 93* 45 S2 63 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 91 66 22 64 79
PAROXETINE HCL 89 84* 14 65 49
FINASTERIDE 89 89 17 65 86
CARVEDILOL 86 81* 17 67 59
ENULOSE 85 72 15 68 145
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85 85 15 68 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 83 78* 56 70 148
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 83 66 15 70 119
LAMOTRIGINE 78 <11 <11 72 123
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71 60 11 73 125
NOVOLOG 69 64* 19 74 183
TIMOLOL MALEATE 66 66 14 75 218
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65 54 12 76 31
FAMOTIDINE* 64 59* 16 77 61
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 64 <11 <11 77 158
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 55* 29 79 115
BUMETANIDE 60 55* 14 79 128
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 59 47 39 81 142
TOPIRAMATE 59 <11 <11 81 163
MORPHINE SULFATE 58 40 36 S2 83 154
LEVEMIR 55 50* 13 84 133
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 55 <11 <11 84 182
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55 <11 <11 84 66
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 <11 <11 84 67
DIGOX 55 50* 15 84 97
LITHIUM CARBONATE 55 <11 <11 84 199
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 52 <11 <11 90 246
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52 47* 40 90 180
VENLAFAXINE HCL 52 <11 <11 90 246
HALOPERIDOL 52 <11 <11 A 90 140
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 <11 <11 94 85
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 Feb. 5, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.