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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,958Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 251

$732K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 251

280 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

21% of this provider’s 280 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 280 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 10,599 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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
FUROSEMIDE 576 542 1 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 523 517 2 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 468 405 3 3
LISINOPRIL 356 334 4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 331 301 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 320 267 6 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 319 300 7 40
SIMVASTATIN 305 260 8 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 294 290 9 29
OMEPRAZOLE 283 221 10 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 246 226 11 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 243 231 12 43
GABAPENTIN 224 211 13 16
RISPERIDONE 218 201 14 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 177 177 15 50
TRAZODONE HCL 164 152 16 26
ATENOLOL 163 152 17 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155 152 18 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 154 125 19 88
MIRTAZAPINE 138 136 20 36
NAMENDA 136 136 21 44
GLIPIZIDE 128 128 22 56
KLOR-CON M20 110 102 23 45
LANTUS 107 86 24 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 94 25 9
NOVOLIN R 104 77 26 113
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 101 91 27 168
PREDNISONE 89 88 28 27
OXYCODONE HCL 86 81 S2 29 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 86 86 29 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83 83 31 58
OLANZAPINE 79 59 32 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79 77 32 32
ROPINIROLE HCL 78 78 34 92
LATANOPROST 78 78 34 148
METFORMIN HCL 76 52 36 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 75 53 37 8
BACLOFEN 73 45 38 113
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72 71 39 94
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 70 S3 40 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 70 40 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 55 42 54
CLOZAPINE 68 0 43 185
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 66 58 44 74
LEXAPRO 66 64 44 158
LIDODERM 66 64 44 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 62 44 38
SERTRALINE HCL 66 64 44 22
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 61 55 49 191
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60 60 50 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59 59 51 13
DIGOXIN 55 55 52 68
PAROXETINE HCL 55 55 52 63
NOVOLIN N 55 42 52 119
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53 41 55 14
NYSTOP 52 50 56 96
LEVEMIR 51 33 57 104
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE 51 39 57 211
ENABLEX 50 50 59 214
CEPHALEXIN 50 47 59 214
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 Oct. 29, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.