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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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5,716Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 119 providers in this state and specialty

$433K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 119 providers in this state and specialty

316 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

37% of this provider’s 316 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 316 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

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$366K

2014

$540K

2015

$433K

2016

Number of Claims

5,161

2014

5,688

2015

5,716

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 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

68

patients, 22% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

5 8
LORAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

6 14
SIMVASTATIN 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

10 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

11 9
GABAPENTIN 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

13 17
TRAMADOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

15 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

17 30
ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

18 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

18 12
FINASTERIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

20 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

21 31
NAMENDA XR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 22 55
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

23 26
SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 24 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

25 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O 26 23
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 Feb. 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.