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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,713Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 224

$861K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 224

436 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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 Vermont
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 436 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 436 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 9,410 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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 Vermont
LISINOPRIL 451 334 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 402 288 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 390 323 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 389 314 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 375 319 5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 289 218 6 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 278 275 7 10
GABAPENTIN 278 209 7 14
METFORMIN HCL 248 153 9 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 218 185 10 15
TRAZODONE HCL 192 145 11 20
TRAMADOL HCL 184 108 12 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175 136 13 11
MELOXICAM 168 93 14 72
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 164 109 15 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 162 105 16 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 128 17 6
SERTRALINE HCL 127 83 18 17
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120 39 S2 19 41
DIGOXIN 120 98 19 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 118 92 21 67
NEXIUM 118 76 21 34
CYMBALTA 118 14 21 44
PREDNISONE 115 102 24 28
FENTANYL 112 42 S2 25 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 75 26 27
OXYCODONE HCL 110 21 S2 27 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 110 85 27 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 109 74 29 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 108 107 30 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 67 S3 31 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 103 86 31 16
RANITIDINE HCL 101 74 33 29
PROAIR HFA 100 58 34 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 100 92 34 24
METHADONE HCL 100 0 S2 34 53
LANTUS 90 79 37 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 66 38 64
BUPROPION XL 88 26 38 114
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 87 87 40 105
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 86 79 41 90
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 85 23 R 42 76
SUBOXONE 83 0 43 31
COMBIVENT 83 64 43 56
CLOPIDOGREL 81 65 45 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81 66 45 55
RISPERIDONE 80 55 47 50
SPIRIVA 79 52 48 32
GLIPIZIDE 78 67 49 69
LYRICA 74 35 50 85
MIRTAZAPINE 74 25 50 54
TERAZOSIN HCL 71 58 52 101
TOPIRAMATE 70 32 53 82
KLOR-CON M20 70 57 53 81
PLAVIX 70 55 53 109
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70 70 53 19
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 45 57 89
LANSOPRAZOLE 67 46 58 103
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 46 58 59
BACLOFEN 66 17 60 121
LIDODERM 65 65 61 152
SEROQUEL 64 44 62 155
ACTOS 60 40 63 107
CELEBREX 58 58 64 99
NYSTOP 57 40 65 100
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 13 65 106
CARVEDILOL 57 38 65 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 43 68 45
RAMIPRIL 54 39 69 96
ATENOLOL 53 45 70 13
BUDESONIDE 51 51 71 117
TORSEMIDE 50 34 72 113
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 May 25, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.