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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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8,721Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

$861K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

481 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

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

17% of this provider’s 481 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 481 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$99 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

$442K

2014

$643K

2015

$861K

2016

Number of Claims

4,004

2014

4,925

2015

8,721

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 329

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

4 5
GABAPENTIN 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

5 11
ALPRAZOLAM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

6 28
METFORMIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

7 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 12
TRAMADOL HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 21
FUROSEMIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

11 7
LISINOPRIL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

12 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

13 19
LORAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

14 20
CLONAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

15 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

16 48
RANITIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

16 24
PROAIR HFA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

18 37
TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

20 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

21 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

22 16
BACLOFEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

23 62
GLIPIZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 44
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 17
PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

27 25
FENTANYL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 65
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 9
LACTULOSE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 93
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 15
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 32 125
TOPIRAMATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 33 117
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 79
OXYCODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 35 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

37 36
FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 58
SUBOXONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 39 31
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 159
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 41
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 42 70
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 68
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 29
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 40
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. 19, 2013.
  • 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.