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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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13,787Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

$913K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

613 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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 477 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

29% of this provider’s 613 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 613 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% 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

22 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

$888K

2014

$891K

2015

$913K

2016

Number of Claims

15,208

2014

14,661

2015

13,787

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 590

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

130

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 587

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

131

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 508

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
FUROSEMIDE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O 9 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

11 14
SERTRALINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

13 19
TRAMADOL HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 15
METFORMIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
GABAPENTIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
LORAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

19 20
PREDNISONE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

20 25
FAMOTIDINE* 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 58
TIZANIDINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

22 72
ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

23 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 67
RANITIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 48
TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
OXYCODONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 29 18
SYMBICORT 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 84
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 32 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 74
AZITHROMYCIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

A 34 61
ROPINIROLE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 39
METFORMIN HCL ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 53
DIAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 38 63
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 38
BUPROPION XL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 69
TEMAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 169
SPIRIVA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 59
GLIPIZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 32
CLONAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 44 30
ALPRAZOLAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 28
PROAIR HFA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

46 37
LOVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 35
CEPHALEXIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 48 106
GLIPIZIDE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 81
CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 54
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

51 80
JANUVIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 78
VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

53 40
VERAPAMIL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 155
LIDOCAINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 121
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 129
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 108
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 68
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 60 92
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 66
CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 50
BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 86
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.