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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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13,021Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

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

78% 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

8% of this provider’s 355 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

19% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 547 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

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.16M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.2M

2016

Number of Claims

14,812

2014

14,492

2015

13,021

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 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
GABAPENTIN 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

3 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

5 8
LISINOPRIL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
TRAZODONE HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

8 22
SERTRALINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

9 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
METFORMIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
RANITIDINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

12 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

O 13 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

14 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

15 14
NAMENDA XR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

16 89
TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
RISPERIDONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P 19 55
CLONAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 30
MIRTAZAPINE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

21 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

23 16
LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

24 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

25 23
DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

26 29
BACLOFEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

27 62
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 42
ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 28
OXYCODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 18
BUPROPION XL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 69
SIMVASTATIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

32 5
ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

35 9
PROAIR HFA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

35 37
DIAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 63
PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

38 25
LOVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 35
LEVEMIR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 40 147
CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

42 26
ONDANSETRON HCL* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

42 129
CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 54
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 45 57
GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 32
LIDOCAINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

46 121
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 67
TIZANIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 72
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 50 88
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

50 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 45
CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 50
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 53 153
FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 58
VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

56 40
LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 70
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 64
FENTANYL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 59 65
ALLOPURINOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 38
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

62 75
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

64 33
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

65 66
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

66 91
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 Jan. 17, 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.
  • 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.