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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,273Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 17

$911K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 17

415 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 415 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 15,029 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 29.


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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 713 712 1 1
LISINOPRIL 579 575 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 554 552 3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 551 543 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 514 502 5 9
SIMVASTATIN 461 457 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 388 388 7 7
NAMENDA 382 371 8 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 367 367 9 6
MIRTAZAPINE 291 291 10 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 284 269 11 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 282 282 12 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 207 207 13 39
GABAPENTIN 201 189 14 10
ATENOLOL 186 186 15 19
SERTRALINE HCL 183 179 16 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 181 181 17 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 181 181 17 14
PREDNISONE 180 180 19 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 169 169 20 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163 163 21 11
LIDODERM 160 159 22 18
ALLOPURINOL 143 143 23 37
TRAMADOL HCL 134 134 24 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 134 134 24 46
NOVOLOG 126 126 26 59
TRAZODONE HCL 126 122 26 17
CYMBALTA 125 125 28 32
KLOR-CON M20 125 124 28 35
SPIRIVA 116 116 30 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 116 116 30 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115 110 32 20
RISPERIDONE 112 112 33 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111 111 34 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109 109 35 51
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 109 107 35 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106 106 37 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 104 38 24
SEROQUEL 101 97 39 49
NYSTOP 97 96 40 40
TORSEMIDE 94 94 41 80
METFORMIN HCL 89 89 42 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL 89 89 42 74
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88 84 44 41
DIOVAN 87 87 45 36
EXELON 86 82 46 53
LEVEMIR 84 84 47 78
ROPINIROLE HCL 84 84 47 50
LOVASTATIN 82 82 49 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 81 50 38
CLOPIDOGREL 81 81 50 61
LANTUS 79 70 52 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 75 53 44
LAMOTRIGINE 71 71 54 103
LATANOPROST 70 69 55 67
PLAVIX 70 70 55 86
DILTIAZEM ER 70 70 55 81
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68 68 58 55
GALANTAMINE HBR 68 68 58 90
MELOXICAM 62 62 60 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 62 60 63
VANCOMYCIN HCL 60 60 62 85
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58 58 63 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 58 63 66
KLOR-CON M10 55 55 65 58
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 51 51 66 70
CLONIDINE HCL 51 32 66 92
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 9, 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.