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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,238Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 392

$437K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 392

324 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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

8% of this provider’s 324 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 324 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,544 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
SIMVASTATIN 336 306 1 2
LISINOPRIL 258 235 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 226 200 3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 184 168 4 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175 154 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 168 159 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 165 138 7 6
CRESTOR 155 154 8 27
ATENOLOL 136 127 9 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 117 99 10 3
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 108 11 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105 93 12 20
METFORMIN HCL 105 76 12 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 95 14 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 89 88 15 12
NAMENDA 82 82 16 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82 68 16 13
LIPITOR 82 79 16 102
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 74 19 32
MIRTAZAPINE 73 69 20 35
ALLOPURINOL 72 61 21 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 64 60 22 15
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64 60 22 91
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 51 24 34
VERAPAMIL ER 60 60 24 132
FAMOTIDINE 57 57 26 76
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 57 S3 26 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55 41 28 17
LANTUS 52 52 29 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51 49 30 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 51 51 30 29
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.