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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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15,255Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 412 providers in this state and specialty

$823K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 412 providers in this state and specialty

569 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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 New Hampshire
lower than average

Antipsychotics

6% of this provider’s 432 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

23% of this provider’s 569 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 569 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$913K

2014

$958K

2015

$823K

2016

Number of Claims

14,112

2014

14,964

2015

15,255

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 805

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

165

patients, 29% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 586

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

118

patients, 21% of all patients

2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 567

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE 553

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

5 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

6 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

7 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
GABAPENTIN 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

10 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
SERTRALINE HCL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

12 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

13 31
TRAZODONE HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

14 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

15 7
OXYCODONE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

18 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O 19 27
PREDNISONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

20 33
LORAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

20 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 26
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 22 41
CLONAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
SIMVASTATIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

25 4
GLIPIZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

25 46
MIRTAZAPINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 45
KETOCONAZOLE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

28 147
TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

O 29 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

30 16
ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 53
DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

33 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

34 20
FENTANYL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 35 84
FLUOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

37 34
PROAIR HFA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

37 38
RISPERIDONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 82
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 41 88
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 60
HYDROCORTISONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

43 169
LEVOFLOXACIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A 44 122
SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 72
LANTUS 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 77
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 47 89
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

48 146
INDAPAMIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 177
METFORMIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 10
OXYCONTIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 O 51 68
ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 32
HUMALOG 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 53 179
FAMOTIDINE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 72
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 113
MEMANTINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 56 78
BUPROPION XL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 71
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 58 158
NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

59 128
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

59 156
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 62
NYSTOP 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 120
DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 111
METHADONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 O 63 69
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

65 43
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 66 98
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 58
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

68 55
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O 68 125
LAMOTRIGINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 68 197
LATANOPROST 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 71 149
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

A 72 115
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

72 114
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 30
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 Feb. 5, 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.