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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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9,640Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 1095 providers in this state and specialty

$646K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 1095 providers in this state and specialty

495 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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 Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 457 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

36% of this provider’s 495 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 495 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$613K

2014

$676K

2015

$646K

2016

Number of Claims

8,971

2014

9,171

2015

9,640

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 421

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

1 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

6 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

7 6
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

9 92
METFORMIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

10 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

11 23
ATENOLOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

12 12
ALLOPURINOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

13 28
CHLORTHALIDONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

14 75
SERTRALINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

15 20
FUROSEMIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

16 9
OXYCODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 17 21
LORAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

18 17
PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

19 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

20 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

21 15
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 208
CITALOPRAM HBR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 23 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 24 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

25 14
ALPRAZOLAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 31
ZETIA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 126
FINASTERIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

A 31 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 42
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 34 68
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 35 25
CELECOXIB 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 96
MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

36 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 38 48
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

40 45
CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

A 42 146
PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

43 35
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 44 79
NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 45 57
CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 46 55
CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 30
TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 48 26
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 8, 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.