Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

20,503Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 226 providers in this state and specialty

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 226 providers in this state and specialty

365 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

23% of this provider’s 181 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 365 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

More resources »

Opioids

28% of this provider’s 365 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 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

2014

$168K

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

2014

2,716

2015

20,503

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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
LISINOPRIL 909

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

119

patients, 33% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 862

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

115

patients, 32% of all patients

2 5
FUROSEMIDE 641

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

82

patients, 22% of all patients

4 1
METFORMIN HCL 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

5 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
GABAPENTIN 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

7 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

8 27
SIMVASTATIN 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

9 6
RANITIDINE HCL 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

10 29
OMEPRAZOLE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

11 4
CARVEDILOL 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

12 46
TRAZODONE HCL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

13 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

14 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

15 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

16 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

17 19
IBUPROFEN 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

92

patients, 25% of all patients

18 85
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

19 112
HYDRALAZINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

20 79
LEVETIRACETAM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

21 96
RISPERIDONE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

P 21 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

23 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

24 18
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

25 59
SERTRALINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

26 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 16
OLANZAPINE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

P 28 99
CITALOPRAM HBR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

29 26
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 7% of all patients

30 149
MIRTAZAPINE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

31 41
TRAMADOL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

O 32 21
LORAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

33 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

33 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

O 35 17
LACTULOSE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

36 100
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

36 104
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P 38 73
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

39 90
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

40 160
CLONIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

41 127
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

42 167
TRADJENTA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 103
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

44 10
CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

45 45
ARIPIPRAZOLE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 46 174
ALPRAZOLAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 32
DULOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

47 34
FENOFIBRATE* 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

49 177
SINGLE USE SWAB 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

50 178
VENTOLIN HFA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

51 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

52 152
NUEDEXTA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

53 93
LOVASTATIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

54 36
VALSARTAN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 54 77
OXYCODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

O 56 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

57 42
NEXIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 58 147
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

59 158
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 60 88
ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

61 28
MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

62 134
FAMOTIDINE* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

63 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

64 101
SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

65 49
GLUCAGEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

66 193
BUSPIRONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

67 115
RENVELA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 68 196
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

69 121
NAPROXEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

70 107
BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

71 94
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 71 40
NAMENDA XR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 73 75
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

74 76
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 75 98
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 76 208
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 77 106
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 77 54
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

79 112
PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

80 22
SENSIPAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 81 222
GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 82 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 83 44
CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 84 38
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 84 161
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 86 11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

A 87 112
LAMOTRIGINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 87 146
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 87 62
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 June 5, 2018.
  • 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.