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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,758Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 251

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 251

652 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

11% of this provider’s 652 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 652 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,144 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 663 580 1 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 481 468 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 393 310 3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 340 312 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 326 286 5 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 288 264 6 8
LISINOPRIL 281 223 7 2
JANUVIA 241 191 8 82
CARVEDILOL 234 215 9 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 228 201 10 7
MELOXICAM 213 166 11 51
GABAPENTIN 202 188 12 16
NAMENDA 199 199 13 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186 184 14 13
TRAMADOL HCL 178 154 15 24
MIRTAZAPINE 177 177 16 36
METFORMIN HCL 176 117 17 10
CRESTOR 166 131 18 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 157 157 19 29
LIDODERM 147 147 20 69
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146 142 21 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 141 135 22 33
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 138 133 23 147
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 137 137 24 74
TRAZODONE HCL 135 115 25 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132 127 26 19
OMEPRAZOLE 127 111 27 5
SERTRALINE HCL 123 109 28 22
CELEBREX 121 103 29 81
SPIRIVA 120 102 30 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 114 31 32
RISPERIDONE 108 108 32 46
ATENOLOL 107 90 33 12
AZITHROMYCIN 103 94 34 59
CLOPIDOGREL 102 99 35 60
NEXIUM 101 91 36 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 96 95 37 15
DIOVAN HCT 94 92 38 107
PLAVIX 90 83 39 100
DIOVAN 89 82 40 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 87 41 43
ZETIA 86 60 42 73
LYRICA 84 71 43 134
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82 82 44 17
PREDNISONE 80 75 45 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 79 69 46 178
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 76 47 25
METHADONE HCL 78 31 S2 47 87
ACTOS 76 76 49 151
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 63 50 9
SYMBICORT 72 60 51 115
TAMIFLU 71 66 52 122
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 66 53 40
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 69 62 53 182
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 63 55 153
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 62 56 54
SINGULAIR 64 61 57 111
ALLOPURINOL 63 63 58 34
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 38 R 58 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63 53 58 38
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 62 61 67
LIPITOR 62 60 61 66
SYNTHROID 61 54 63 71
CYMBALTA 60 50 64 47
TERAZOSIN HCL 60 57 64 123
DIGOXIN 59 59 66 68
VESICARE 59 47 66 163
FINASTERIDE 58 58 68 77
OXYCODONE HCL 58 38 S2 68 30
LEVETIRACETAM 57 55 70 119
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 41 S3 71 18
AMITIZA 52 39 72 207
VYTORIN 52 34 72 207
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 47 72 207
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 51 29 75 137
FENTANYL 51 51 S2 75 109
NOVOLOG 50 50 77 71
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 Feb. 20, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.