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LORENVER PO MD

2 HOSPITAL DR SUITE 101 HOLYOKE ASSOCIATES IN INTERNAL MEDICINE

Holyoke | Massachusetts | 01040

(413) 536-8924

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,153Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 2456

$806K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 2456

815 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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
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this specialty
in Massachusetts
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 815 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 815 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,579 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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 Massachusetts
LISINOPRIL 1,102 653 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 974 617 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 740 406 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 610 410 4 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 508 393 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 505 393 6 5
METFORMIN HCL 497 271 7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 377 296 8 10
ATENOLOL 300 256 9 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 255 150 10 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 253 215 11 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 246 155 12 28
PROAIR HFA 224 95 13 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 216 89 14 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202 152 15 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 202 145 15 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 184 76 S2 17 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 183 84 18 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 177 151 19 15
CRESTOR 168 99 20 25
FUROSEMIDE 156 111 21 8
FAMOTIDINE 151 43 22 84
TRAMADOL HCL 144 73 23 24
DIOVAN 143 123 24 26
JANUVIA 135 112 25 81
FLUOXETINE HCL 129 78 26 45
GLYBURIDE 125 105 R 27 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 110 36 R 28 77
IBUPROFEN 106 30 29 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 104 41 30 32
GABAPENTIN 103 60 31 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98 73 32 19
CARVEDILOL 96 89 33 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 92 66 34 14
INSULIN SYRINGE 87 49 35 72
SERTRALINE HCL 86 75 36 21
SPIRIVA 86 66 36 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82 47 38 37
FLOVENT HFA 80 12 39 104
SINGULAIR 80 49 39 149
CLOPIDOGREL 76 58 41 55
OXYCODONE HCL 72 48 S2 42 38
FENOFIBRATE 71 23 43 68
ALLOPURINOL 71 38 43 27
NEXIUM 69 12 45 80
DIGOXIN 66 39 46 49
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 45 S3 47 20
PAROXETINE HCL 63 55 47 56
LANTUS 62 43 49 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 48 50 41
PLAVIX 61 51 50 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59 29 52 64
PEN NEEDLE 57 39 53 150
LIPITOR 54 31 54 63
METFORMIN HCL ER 54 47 54 59
LIDODERM 54 50 54 58
BUPROPION HCL SR 54 21 54 119
TRAZODONE HCL 54 40 54 17
MELOXICAM 54 15 54 121
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 25 60 216
RANITIDINE HCL 51 33 61 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 50 50 62 23
SYMBICORT 50 37 62 138
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 29 R 62 83
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 April 9, 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.