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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,665Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 392

$850K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 392

403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

19% of this provider’s 403 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 403 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 8,855 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 450 378 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 417 333 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 381 331 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 372 268 4 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 358 259 5 15
SIMVASTATIN 278 206 6 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 277 239 7 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 268 228 8 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 253 203 9 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226 190 10 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 225 172 S3 11 14
NYSTATIN 211 198 12 111
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197 162 13 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 184 135 14 10
SERTRALINE HCL 173 112 15 19
GABAPENTIN 173 92 15 18
ATENOLOL 161 109 17 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154 121 18 8
MIRTAZAPINE 154 142 18 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 148 85 20 47
LANTUS 135 105 21 41
FENTANYL 132 100 S2 22 56
TRAZODONE HCL 130 67 23 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 126 97 24 50
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 124 37 S2 25 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118 57 26 45
PAROXETINE HCL 117 67 27 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 108 28 37
TRAMADOL HCL 112 33 29 25
OXYCONTIN 112 54 S2 29 49
NEXIUM 110 0 31 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 110 77 31 88
OXYCODONE HCL 108 37 S2 33 16
METFORMIN HCL 102 52 34 9
PREDNISONE 101 87 35 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 64 36 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99 87 36 42
METHADONE HCL 95 13 S2 38 65
ROPINIROLE HCL 92 52 39 82
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 35 40 24
FINASTERIDE 85 84 40 84
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84 77 42 30
NIFEDIPINE ER 79 72 43 147
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 18 44 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78 23 44 58
SPIRIVA 76 42 46 43
LEVOFLOXACIN 75 65 47 150
NOVOLOG 74 70 48 75
LOVASTATIN 72 51 49 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 57 50 85
NYSTOP 64 55 51 81
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64 48 51 20
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 18 R 53 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62 0 R 54 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62 32 54 21
DIGOXIN 62 59 54 69
GLIMEPIRIDE 61 52 57 73
PROAIR HFA 60 23 58 36
ALLOPURINOL 59 55 59 38
FAMOTIDINE 57 17 60 76
COMBIVENT 55 47 61 77
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 55 16 S2 61 103
DIOVAN 54 41 63 57
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 12 64 88
NAMENDA 51 39 65 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 50 66 67
TAMIFLU 50 47 66 127
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 March 30, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.