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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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7,187Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 119 providers in this state and specialty

$571K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 119 providers in this state and specialty

489 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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 489 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 489 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$459K

2014

$429K

2015

$571K

2016

Number of Claims

6,483

2014

6,246

2015

7,187

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 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

1 2
GABAPENTIN 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

2 10
SIMVASTATIN 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

6 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 8 23
OMEPRAZOLE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

8 4
PREDNISONE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

10 26
ELIQUIS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

11 51
SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

13 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

13 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 O 15 33
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O 15 42
FUROSEMIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

17 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

17 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

17 31
LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

21 28
TORSEMIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

21 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

25 8
OXYCODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 26 25
OXYCONTIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 27 82
MIRTAZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 38
METFORMIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

28 16
TRAMADOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 57
MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 62
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 32 53
TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 21
ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 57
NYSTATIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

37 77
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 65
CLOPIDOGREL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 34
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 18
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 84
DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 59
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.