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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,253Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 251

$522K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 251

307 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 6,872 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 280 279 1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 279 263 2 8
OMEPRAZOLE 221 217 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 218 209 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 212 204 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 188 186 6 6
SIMVASTATIN 173 146 7 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161 153 8 13
ATENOLOL 145 145 9 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 134 131 10 15
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 130 129 11 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 119 119 12 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 110 110 13 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 105 14 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 107 107 15 11
RISPERIDONE 106 106 16 46
DIOVAN 88 85 17 23
ALLOPURINOL 86 86 18 34
METFORMIN HCL 82 67 19 10
TRAZODONE HCL 81 76 20 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79 77 21 178
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 77 22 9
CRESTOR 76 75 23 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72 63 24 50
MIRTAZAPINE 69 67 25 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68 67 26 40
SERTRALINE HCL 66 64 27 22
LANTUS 65 49 28 49
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63 63 29 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60 59 30 14
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 48 30 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 60 30 20
PRAZOSIN HCL 56 56 33 196
ZETIA 56 56 33 73
LIPITOR 52 50 35 66
PLAVIX 50 50 36 100
CHLORTHALIDONE 50 49 36 91
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 Aug. 7, 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.