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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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11,212Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

$601K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 551 providers in this state and specialty

174 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

49% of this provider’s 174 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

59% of this provider’s 174 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

64 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

$864K

2014

$641K

2015

$601K

2016

Number of Claims

15,436

2014

11,614

2015

11,212

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
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 948

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

45

patients, 26% of all patients

O 1 57
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 752

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

49

patients, 28% of all patients

O 2 12
ALPRAZOLAM 497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

3 28
LISINOPRIL 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

72

patients, 41% of all patients

4 2
METHADONE HCL 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 5 60
FENTANYL 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

O 6 65
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

57

patients, 33% of all patients

7 8
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 96
TRAMADOL HCL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

O 9 21
CLONAZEPAM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

9 30
GABAPENTIN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

34

patients, 20% of all patients

11 11
OXYCODONE HCL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 19% of all patients

13 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

26

patients, 15% of all patients

14 48
DIAZEPAM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 8% of all patients

15 63
OMEPRAZOLE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 18% of all patients

16 4
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 O 17 44
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 17% of all patients

18 68
SIMVASTATIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

19 5
FUROSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

20 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

21 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

22 6
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 23 141
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

24 9
CLONIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

25 91
TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

26 22
DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 27 29
PROAIR HFA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 14% of all patients

28 37
AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

54

patients, 31% of all patients

A 29 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 39
TIZANIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

31 72
VENTOLIN HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 7% of all patients

31 40
METFORMIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 9% of all patients

33 10
MORPHINE SULFATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O 34 139
LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 34 20
NIACIN ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

36 207
INVOKANA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 7% of all patients

37 151
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

38 26
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

39 54
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 39 132
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 41 233
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 11% of all patients

42 193
BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 43 252
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 Jan. 14, 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.