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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,049Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 255 providers in this state and specialty

$457K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 255 providers in this state and specialty

281 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

21% of this provider’s 281 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 281 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $124 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$392K

2014

$380K

2015

$457K

2016

Number of Claims

5,955

2014

5,943

2015

6,049

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 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

3 8
SIMVASTATIN 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

7 13
GABAPENTIN 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

8 6
OXYCODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

O 9 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

11 17
CLONAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

11 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

13 45
METFORMIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

14 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

15 36
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 16 107
RANITIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

17 19
TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
MIRTAZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

19 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

20 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

O 20 12
SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

22 15
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 23 97
IBUPROFEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

24 47
BUSPIRONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

24 86
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 24 162
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 27 27
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

28 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

28 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 30 64
FUROSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

31 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

32 9
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 66
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 3, 2014.
  • 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.