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Prescriber Checkup

SOURYA MAHAPATRA M.D.

NASHUA CENTER FOR HEALTHY AGING 280 MAIN ST., #210A

Nashua | New Hampshire | 03060

(603) 577-3080

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,366Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 17

$668K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 17

273 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

5% of this provider’s 273 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 10,966 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,065 992 1 4
GABAPENTIN 463 439 2 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 456 413 3 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 425 409 4 8
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 413 297 5 16
LISINOPRIL 366 347 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 347 324 7 2
NAMENDA 331 315 8 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 324 304 9 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 307 292 10 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 273 236 11 14
SIMVASTATIN 253 185 12 5
MIRTAZAPINE 233 221 13 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180 168 14 11
LIDODERM 174 164 15 18
SERTRALINE HCL 161 145 16 22
NYSTATIN 135 106 17 56
CYMBALTA 134 130 18 32
TRAZODONE HCL 134 132 18 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 132 132 20 20
ATENOLOL 122 122 21 19
OMEPRAZOLE 119 105 22 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119 101 22 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115 108 24 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 89 25 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106 94 26 41
RISPERIDONE 103 86 27 30
LACTULOSE 98 76 28 62
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 97 93 29 72
DIOVAN 89 89 30 36
TRAMADOL HCL 87 82 31 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 77 32 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 86 86 32 45
PREDNISONE 78 59 34 26
OLANZAPINE 78 59 34 48
EXELON 78 78 34 53
METFORMIN HCL 76 76 37 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 71 38 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69 58 39 28
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 64 64 40 105
ROPINIROLE HCL 61 61 41 50
DIGOXIN 61 61 41 73
LANTUS 57 51 43 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56 44 44 38
ALLOPURINOL 56 56 44 37
CLOPIDOGREL 53 46 46 61
BACLOFEN 52 17 47 120
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 29 47 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 51 49 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51 51 49 51
CARVEDILOL 50 37 51 95
LEVETIRACETAM 50 22 51 126
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 Sept. 11, 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.