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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,000Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 406

$480K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 406

363 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in New Hampshire
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 363 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 363 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in New Hampshire
SIMVASTATIN 307 276 74 1 2
LISINOPRIL 301 281 77 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 257 231 50 3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 255 231 52 4 5
CRESTOR 181 168 28 5 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 175 163 37 6 6
FUROSEMIDE 161 128 36 7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147 134 35 8 9
NAMENDA 133 <11 <11 9 29
ATENOLOL 130 125* 30 10 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 126 102 31 11 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118 92 31 12 18
METFORMIN HCL 117 77 22 13 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116 116 23 14 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114 100 26 15 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 96 91* 17 16 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 91 86* 23 17 12
MIRTAZAPINE 82 77* 14 18 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 67 22 19 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 73* 24 19 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72 61 22 21 14
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 67* 15 21 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 <11 <11 S3 23 16
PROAIR HFA 65 51 17 24 31
CARVEDILOL 65 49 16 24 53
ALLOPURINOL 62 50 16 26 39
GABAPENTIN 61 36 13 27 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 59 <11 <11 28 35
LANTUS 58 <11 <11 29 61
SPIRIVA 55 <11 <11 30 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 50* 19 30 114
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53 48* 26 32 92
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 <11 <11 33 69
SERTRALINE HCL 51 46* 13 33 21
TRAZODONE HCL 51 <11 <11 33 24
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.