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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,190Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 392

$386K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 392

110 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%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 avg Average for
this specialty
in New Hampshire
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 110 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,210 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in New Hampshire
FUROSEMIDE 311 272 1 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196 184 2 8
LISINOPRIL 194 167 3 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 193 171 4 12
SIMVASTATIN 175 108 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 137 125 6 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132 121 7 13
KLOR-CON M20 115 92 8 63
PREDNISONE 102 98 9 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102 85 9 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 99 87 11 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 98 85 12 29
MIRTAZAPINE 96 96 13 35
SERTRALINE HCL 95 94 14 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88 54 15 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88 61 15 47
NAMENDA 88 76 15 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87 59 18 37
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 86 73 19 91
LANTUS 83 49 20 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 78 63 21 5
GABAPENTIN 74 74 22 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 50 23 32
SPIRIVA 69 69 24 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 69 57 24 10
ROPINIROLE HCL 68 54 26 82
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 64 64 27 161
DIGOXIN 62 62 28 69
RISPERIDONE 62 62 28 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 61 30 67
FENTANYL 58 40 S2 31 56
LIDODERM 57 57 32 72
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56 45 33 86
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 53 33 7
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 53 35 83
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 40 36 136
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 51 46 37 141
TRAVATAN Z 50 33 38 189
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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. 28, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.