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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,871Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 251

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 251

677 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

18% of this provider’s 677 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 677 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 13,608 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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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
LISINOPRIL 782 614 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 661 483 2 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 635 533 3 7
FUROSEMIDE 634 521 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 564 401 5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 489 365 6 3
METFORMIN HCL 405 247 7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 384 332 8 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 347 261 9 40
OXYCODONE HCL 301 52 S2 10 30
MIRTAZAPINE 293 279 11 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 270 194 12 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 269 187 13 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 269 252 13 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 267 193 15 15
MELOXICAM 264 191 16 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 237 190 17 11
ADVAIR DISKUS 235 173 18 25
CYMBALTA 230 133 19 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 223 186 20 20
TRAMADOL HCL 213 164 21 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 209 101 S3 22 18
SPIRIVA 196 125 23 37
TRAZODONE HCL 192 67 24 26
NEXIUM 188 91 25 28
OXYCONTIN 183 0 S2 26 85
ALLOPURINOL 178 131 27 34
ATENOLOL 177 133 28 12
LANTUS 175 97 29 49
GABAPENTIN 164 123 30 16
PROAIR HFA 163 113 31 42
CRESTOR 155 115 32 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 155 118 32 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 146 93 R 34 70
BENAZEPRIL HCL 143 129 35 80
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 143 113 35 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 73 37 48
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 134 103 38 53
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134 51 S2 38 55
SERTRALINE HCL 129 102 40 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 128 52 41 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126 61 42 19
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 125 122 43 103
IBUPROFEN 121 56 44 86
PAROXETINE HCL 119 100 45 63
PREDNISONE 113 87 46 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 109 109 47 67
RANITIDINE HCL 108 64 48 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 89 48 17
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101 24 R 50 57
FENTANYL 101 68 S2 50 109
DIGOXIN 100 96 52 68
DIOVAN 97 97 53 23
LOVASTATIN 95 81 54 31
CLOPIDOGREL 92 88 55 60
LYRICA 91 54 56 134
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 89 47 57 142
SINGULAIR 88 52 58 111
FAMOTIDINE 87 36 59 75
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 84 75 60 141
LAMOTRIGINE 83 50 61 112
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83 83 61 110
KLOR-CON M20 79 77 63 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78 67 64 50
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 78 73 64 74
INSULIN SYRINGE 77 30 66 84
PEN NEEDLE 76 49 67 79
NOVOLOG 75 34 68 71
PROPRANOLOL HCL 74 35 69 149
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 0 S2 70 101
METHADONE HCL 70 21 S2 71 87
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 65 71 78
PLAVIX 68 67 73 100
CLONIDINE HCL 66 40 74 155
CELEBREX 66 28 74 81
VENTOLIN HFA 66 43 74 76
OLANZAPINE 65 34 77 90
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64 38 78 89
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 35 78 54
NASONEX 63 0 80 189
CARVEDILOL 63 45 80 41
MECLIZINE HCL 62 56 82 190
CEFUROXIME 61 52 83 191
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 15 84 58
DIOVAN HCT 60 46 84 107
GLIPIZIDE 57 56 86 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 50 86 92
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 41 88 94
RISPERIDONE 55 0 89 46
KLOR-CON M10 55 49 89 99
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54 27 91 198
AZITHROMYCIN 52 41 92 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52 40 92 106
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 36 92 14
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 52 92 125
HYDROXYZINE HCL 52 37 R 92 207
BACLOFEN 51 18 97 113
DONEPEZIL HCL 51 51 97 29
VESICARE 51 39 97 163
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50 25 S2 100 116
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 Jan. 16, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.