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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,485Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 14

$410K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 14

282 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Maine
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 282 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 282 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 26.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Maine
WARFARIN SODIUM 304 299* 20 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 266 243 57 2 6
SERTRALINE HCL 231 226* 39 3 10
LISINOPRIL 227 190 56 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 220 215* 43 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 172 167* 34 6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 150 134 31 7 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 130 125* 29 8 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111 90 22 9 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 105 20 10 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 96* 25 11 13
PREDNISONE 100 100 30 12 26
ATENOLOL 95 90* 24 13 23
LANTUS 92 79 12 14 32
DIOVAN 90 90 14 15 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 87 87 21 16 5
TRAZODONE HCL 82 77* 21 17 19
OMEPRAZOLE 80 68 20 18 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80 75* 21 18 29
OXYCODONE HCL 79 <11 <11 S2 20 37
NEXIUM 78 <11 <11 21 85
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77 <11 <11 22 47
GABAPENTIN 76 56 13 23 15
JANTOVEN 73 73 12 24 88
LORAZEPAM 70 46 22 B 25 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 67 67 15 26 16
OXYCONTIN 64 <11 <11 S2 27 117
FENTANYL 62 <11 <11 S2 28 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60 55* 23 29 59
TRAMADOL HCL 55 50* 22 30 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 50* 11 30 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 49* 15 32 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53 53 15 33 11
ALLOPURINOL 53 <11 <11 33 51
FINASTERIDE 52 52 11 35 46
NAMENDA 51 <11 <11 36 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51 <11 <11 A 36 49
METHADONE HCL 50 <11 <11 S2 38 143
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 March 2, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.