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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,988Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 251

$296K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 251

364 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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

10% of this provider’s 364 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 364 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 3,370 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 365 221 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 255 166 2 1
LISINOPRIL 227 163 3 2
ATENOLOL 141 80 4 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 135 93 5 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108 84 6 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108 81 6 7
FUROSEMIDE 106 83 8 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96 92 9 14
METFORMIN HCL 93 90 10 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 51 S3 11 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87 68 12 13
NEXIUM 85 16 13 28
GABAPENTIN 80 54 14 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 80 71 14 8
OMEPRAZOLE 79 64 16 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 72 47 17 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 51 18 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 65 58 19 52
RANITIDINE HCL 57 28 20 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56 55 21 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 55 37 22 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50 47 23 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 22 23 25
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 Feb. 7, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.