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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,712Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 257

$485K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 257

292 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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 292 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 292 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 415 361 68 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 345 284 56 2 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 275 270* 39 3 11
FUROSEMIDE 257 231 35 4 7
LISINOPRIL 251 201 43 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 250 232 46 6 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 231 226* 38 7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 218 191 29 8 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166 145 28 9 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 163 158* 20 10 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160 121 29 11 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158 153* 20 12 16
CYMBALTA 150 112 11 13 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 123 123 21 14 34
GABAPENTIN 112 91 23 15 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 105* 20 16 9
ATENOLOL 106 86 21 17 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 98 63 17 18 19
DIOVAN 95 <11 <11 19 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94 68 12 20 23
LANTUS 89 59 11 21 59
METFORMIN HCL 88 65 19 22 10
SERTRALINE HCL 84 79* 17 23 20
TERAZOSIN HCL 84 68 11 23 119
ADVAIR DISKUS 84 79* 14 23 28
NEXIUM 80 <11 <11 26 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 56 20 S3 27 22
ALPRAZOLAM 71 49 15 B 28 45
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69 <11 <11 29 65
SYNTHROID 68 54 15 30 53
ESTRADIOL 64 <11 <11 R 31 184
TORSEMIDE 63 <11 <11 32 120
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 <11 <11 33 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59 31 14 34 14
CELEBREX 57 <11 <11 35 66
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 57 12 35 41
SPIRIVA 55 50* 13 37 43
TRAZODONE HCL 54 <11 <11 38 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52 47* 13 39 27
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 Feb. 3, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.