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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,753Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 103 providers in this state and specialty

$552K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 103 providers in this state and specialty

599 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

33 of this provider’s 75 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 599 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $186 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$364K

2014

$504K

2015

$552K

2016

Number of Claims

5,621

2014

7,004

2015

8,753

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
CLONAZEPAM 526

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

1 11
RISPERIDONE 431

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

P 2 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 405

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

P 3 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 396

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

4 33
TRAZODONE HCL 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

5 15
GABAPENTIN 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
SERTRALINE HCL 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

7 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

8 60
LAMOTRIGINE 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

9 35
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 52

patients, 9% of all patients

10 48
CLOZAPINE 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 11 46
CLONIDINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 42

patients, 7% of all patients

12 43
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

13 64
DULOXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

14 30
OLANZAPINE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P 15 47
ARIPIPRAZOLE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

P 16 36
LORAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

16 17
PRAZOSIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

18 78
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

19 83
LITHIUM CARBONATE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 5% of all patients

20 85
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 5% of all patients

20 61
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 100
FLUOXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 37
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 4% of all patients

25 56
HALOPERIDOL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 92
BUPROPION XL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 38
PROPRANOLOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

28 108
PAROXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 58
MIRTAZAPINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

30 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 30
METHYLPHENIDATE ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

10 32 116
TOPIRAMATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 119
DIAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 74
NALTREXONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 34 132
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 135
CARBAMAZEPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 139
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 111
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 39 96
LATUDA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 55
DOXEPIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 158
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 41 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 May 24, 2012.
  • 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.