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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,899Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 257

$289K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 93 out of 257

219 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98%* Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

15% of this provider’s 219 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 219 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
FUROSEMIDE 397 397 44 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 225 213 37 2 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 223 209 36 3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 215 215 24 4 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 202 202 24 5 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 197 197 25 6 41
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 180 180 28 7 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 155 150* 18 8 19
NAMENDA 152 152 12 9 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 151 146* 33 10 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 137 137 27 11 13
LISINOPRIL 126 126 26 12 1
TRAMADOL HCL 118 118 37 13 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115 115 24 14 5
GABAPENTIN 113 113 24 15 15
SERTRALINE HCL 108 <11 <11 16 20
SIMVASTATIN 106 94 26 17 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 <11 <11 18 9
MELOXICAM 99 99 14 19 57
ATENOLOL 98 98 12 20 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 67* 22 S3 21 22
LORAZEPAM 70 70 25 B 22 18
RISPERIDONE 68 68 12 A 23 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66 <11 <11 24 23
NYSTOP 66 66 25 24 103
DIOVAN 62 <11 <11 26 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61 <11 <11 27 91
KLOR-CON M20 57 <11 <11 28 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 <11 <11 28 81
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 <11 <11 30 102
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 <11 <11 30 52
RANITIDINE HCL 55 <11 <11 30 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55 <11 <11 30 11
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 <11 <11 34 78
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54 <11 <11 34 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51 51 13 A 36 48
COREG CR 51 <11 <11 36 218
PAROXETINE HCL 50 <11 <11 38 70
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.