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Prescriber Checkup

JOHN LIPPMANN MD

81 MEDICAL VILLAGE DR SUITE 1

Newport | Vermont | 05855

(802) 334-4120

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,603Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 224

$410K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 224

263 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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 Vermont
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 263 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 263 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 3,859 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
SIMVASTATIN 297 203 1 1
LISINOPRIL 248 188 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 171 134 3 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165 114 4 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148 108 5 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 143 108 6 8
FUROSEMIDE 132 114 7 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 129 100 8 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120 23 S3 9 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 86 10 6
METFORMIN HCL 105 95 11 9
TRAMADOL HCL 94 29 12 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 93 65 13 23
GABAPENTIN 92 47 14 14
OXYCODONE HCL 89 19 S2 15 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74 42 16 22
SERTRALINE HCL 69 34 17 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67 65 18 30
SPIRIVA 67 55 18 32
RANITIDINE HCL 66 50 20 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 34 21 27
NEXIUM 60 43 21 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 59 55 23 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 56 35 24 15
IBUPROFEN 53 0 25 51
PAROXETINE HCL 52 47 26 52
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.