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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,855Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 17

$888K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 17

478 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97%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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in New Hampshire
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 478 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 478 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 14,722 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 688 688 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 599 597 2 2
LISINOPRIL 462 456 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 457 457 4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 423 423 5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 395 387 6 7
SIMVASTATIN 383 379 7 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 322 322 8 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 313 312 9 4
MIRTAZAPINE 260 260 10 13
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 231 231 11 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 224 218 12 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 216 216 13 8
ATENOLOL 215 215 14 19
GABAPENTIN 204 201 15 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 202 202 16 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 189 180 17 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 189 189 17 15
PREDNISONE 167 166 19 26
KLOR-CON M20 163 162 20 35
TRAZODONE HCL 160 158 21 17
TRAMADOL HCL 158 158 22 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 140 138 23 14
RISPERIDONE 131 131 24 30
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 131 131 24 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 130 26 24
METFORMIN HCL 128 126 27 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126 120 28 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125 123 29 39
NAMENDA 124 124 30 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117 117 31 23
SPIRIVA 110 105 32 42
LANTUS 107 107 33 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105 105 34 31
SERTRALINE HCL 103 103 35 22
DIOVAN 100 99 36 36
OLANZAPINE 98 98 37 48
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 94 S3 38 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 94 94 39 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93 93 40 44
PROMETHAZINE HCL 91 91 R 41 60
AVELOX 88 88 42 69
CYMBALTA 88 88 42 32
TRAVATAN Z 88 88 42 52
NYSTOP 87 87 45 40
LIDODERM 84 84 46 18
GLIPIZIDE 82 82 47 57
AZITHROMYCIN 80 79 48 77
CLOPIDOGREL 80 79 48 61
CRESTOR 80 75 48 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79 75 51 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 76 52 66
LOVASTATIN 74 71 53 71
LATANOPROST 71 71 54 67
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 69 69 55 79
SEROQUEL 66 66 56 49
MELOXICAM 66 66 56 43
VANCOMYCIN HCL 65 65 58 85
ENULOSE 63 63 59 89
ENABLEX 62 62 60 107
COMBIVENT 61 60 61 108
NEXIUM 60 60 62 109
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 53 63 28
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 57 64 113
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57 57 65 47
TIMOLOL MALEATE 56 56 66 75
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 55 67 115
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 54 68 55
ACTONEL 54 54 68 93
ALLOPURINOL 54 54 68 37
KLOR-CON M10 52 52 71 58
RANITIDINE HCL 52 52 71 120
METOLAZONE 52 52 71 120
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 51 51 74 124
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 12, 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.