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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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5,363Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 236 providers in this state and specialty

$287K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 96 out of 236 providers in this state and specialty

263 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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 Vermont
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

20% of this provider’s 263 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 263 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$321K

2014

$313K

2015

$287K

2016

Number of Claims

5,478

2014

5,527

2015

5,363

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
SIMVASTATIN 387

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

78

patients, 30% of all patients

1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 219

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

5 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

6 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
SERTRALINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

8 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

9 49
GABAPENTIN 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

9 10
ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

11 18
FUROSEMIDE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

12 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
CHLORTHALIDONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

14 93
SYNTHROID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 14 114
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

16 7
METFORMIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

17 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

17 14
RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

19 31
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 20 145
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 22 21
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

22 116
ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

24 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 24 58
CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 26 20
METFORMIN HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 27 40
TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 27 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 27 44
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 30 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

31 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

32 27
NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 33 159
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

34 15
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 Aug. 23, 2016.
  • 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.