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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,103Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 392

$340K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 392

256 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

7% of this provider’s 256 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 256 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 5,354 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 262 241 1 12
LISINOPRIL 237 228 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 223 206 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 200 198 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 195 168 5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 148 118 6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 133 119 7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 127 126 8 5
METFORMIN HCL 116 103 9 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 101 10 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108 99 11 8
GABAPENTIN 101 60 12 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101 90 12 20
NAMENDA 82 79 14 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79 70 15 30
PREDNISONE 76 63 16 39
LIDODERM 73 71 17 72
DONEPEZIL HCL 73 73 17 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67 65 19 13
ATENOLOL 67 67 19 11
MIRTAZAPINE 67 55 19 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66 66 22 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 54 S3 23 14
SERTRALINE HCL 61 53 24 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 49 25 58
ALLOPURINOL 59 47 26 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57 57 27 24
GLIPIZIDE 56 56 28 68
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53 52 29 114
TRAZODONE HCL 52 52 30 22
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 Nov. 12, 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.