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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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8,613Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

$666K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

490 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

4% of this provider’s 408 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

24% of this provider’s 490 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 490 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

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$549K

2014

$660K

2015

$666K

2016

Number of Claims

7,605

2014

7,812

2015

8,613

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 538

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

113

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

3 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

4 14
LISINOPRIL 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

9 26
ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

10 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

11 19
LORAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

12 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

13 15
SIMVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

14 5
ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

14 38
METFORMIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

16 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

17 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

18 45
LANTUS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

19 64
TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

20 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

21 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

22 16
GABAPENTIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

23 11
RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

23 24
CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

26 9
SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 13
CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 41
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 47
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 143
CLOZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 219
TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 32 21
TERAZOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 97
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

34 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 76
FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 58
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 40
OXYCODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 38 18
OXYCONTIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 38 83
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 38 12
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 32
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 42 188
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 25, 2008.
  • 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.