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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,402Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 226 providers in this state and specialty

$921K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 226 providers in this state and specialty

660 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

3% of this provider’s 558 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

17% of this provider’s 660 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 660 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$799K

2014

$936K

2015

$921K

2016

Number of Claims

9,726

2014

9,934

2015

10,402

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 533

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

133

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 519

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

141

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
FUROSEMIDE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

8 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

9 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

10 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 17
GABAPENTIN 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

14 19
ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

15 28
TRAZODONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

16 23
SERTRALINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

17 15
TRAMADOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 21
GLIPIZIDE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

19 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

20 11
LORAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

22 10
CARVEDILOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 46
ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 14
PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

25 22
PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

26 54
OXYCODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 25
CRESTOR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 43
FAMOTIDINE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 55
FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

30 52
ADVAIR DISKUS 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 31
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 153
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 53
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 36 88
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 56
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 16
CLOPIDOGREL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 27
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 51
BUPROPION HCL SR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 45 133
JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 60
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 59
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 130
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 36
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 175
ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 62
JANTOVEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 82
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 Sept. 29, 2010.
  • 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.