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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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11,174Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

$743K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

337 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

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

31% of this provider’s 337 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 337 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$540K

2014

$818K

2015

$743K

2016

Number of Claims

8,402

2014

11,530

2015

11,174

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
LISINOPRIL 457

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

87

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 454

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

71

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

6 15
OXYCODONE HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 18
METFORMIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

8 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

9 14
GABAPENTIN 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

12 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

13 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

14 33
SIMVASTATIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

15 5
TIZANIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

16 72
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

17 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

18 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

18 9
BACLOFEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

20 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

21 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 27
ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

23 17
LORAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

24 20
TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

O 24 21
SERTRALINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

26 13
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

28 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 29 45
PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

30 25
IBUPROFEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

31 66
ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 32 71
JANUVIA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 78
VENTOLIN HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

33 40
RANITIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

35 24
ALPRAZOLAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

36 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 37 12
DIAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

38 63
TRAZODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 22
PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 47
MELOXICAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

41 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

42 36
LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 64
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 43 98
CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

43 54
ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

46 38
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

A 47 61
CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 48 50
CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 49 41
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 49 96
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

51 39
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

51 129
VESICARE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

53 120
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 54 49
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

55 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

56 34
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 9, 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.