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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,634Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 251

$464K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 251

330 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
11% 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

4% of this provider’s 330 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 6,316 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
SIMVASTATIN 389 355 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 298 238 2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 195 190 3 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182 167 4 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 162 151 5 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161 161 6 17
OMEPRAZOLE 159 153 7 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155 142 8 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 145 145 9 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 141 10 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137 134 11 7
CRESTOR 130 127 12 21
LISINOPRIL 127 127 13 2
FUROSEMIDE 126 126 14 6
DIOVAN 95 91 15 23
NEXIUM 91 66 16 28
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 84 84 17 53
SYNTHROID 82 74 18 71
KLOR-CON M20 81 81 19 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 81 19 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 78 21 39
MELOXICAM 78 74 22 51
CELEBREX 71 71 23 81
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 67 24 43
METFORMIN HCL 63 63 25 10
RAMIPRIL 63 56 25 161
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 60 S3 27 18
ZETIA 61 61 27 73
ALLOPURINOL 61 61 27 34
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56 54 30 153
SPIRIVA 56 56 30 37
QUINAPRIL HCL 55 55 32 130
AZITHROMYCIN 53 48 33 59
CLOPIDOGREL 52 52 34 60
LIPITOR 52 52 34 66
PREDNISONE 51 51 36 27
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 May 17, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.