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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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9,142Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

$777K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

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

78% 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

34% of this provider’s 376 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 376 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$638K

2014

$707K

2015

$777K

2016

Number of Claims

8,007

2014

8,917

2015

9,142

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

O 1 12
LISINOPRIL 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

5 3
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O 6 44
OXYCODONE HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O 7 18
FUROSEMIDE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

9 19
METFORMIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
LYRICA 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

12 70
CLONAZEPAM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

13 30
LORAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

14 20
SIMVASTATIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

15 5
PROAIR HFA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

16 37
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 17 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

18 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

19 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

20 9
GABAPENTIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

21 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

22 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

23 6
ATENOLOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

24 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 67
TRAMADOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

O 26 21
AZITHROMYCIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

A 27 61
MELOXICAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

27 51
METHADONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 29 60
DIAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

30 63
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

O 31 96
ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

31 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 15
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

36 39
PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

37 25
CELECOXIB 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 112
TIZANIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

39 72
VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

40 40
INVOKANA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 151
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

42 221
DEXILANT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 43 158
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 44 29
SERTRALINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 13
CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 46 41
ARIPIPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 47 189
OXYCONTIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 48 83
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 Dec. 20, 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.