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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,832Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 57

$405K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 57

246 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
5% Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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
TRAZODONE HCL 398 <11 44 1 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 297 <11 31 A 2 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 295 28 26 3 24
RISPERIDONE 293 <11 29 A 4 23
CLONAZEPAM 264 19 27 B 5 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 257 27 28 6 16
LITHIUM CARBONATE 218 <11 14 7 36
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 200 <11 22 R 8 39
OLANZAPINE 183 0 19 A 9 43
SERTRALINE HCL 182 <11 30 10 27
LAMOTRIGINE 158 0 21 11 46
ABILIFY 151 12 19 A 12 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 148 <11 <11 13 50
LORAZEPAM 144 0 21 B 14 33
BUPROPION XL 143 0 17 15 51
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 138 13 12 16 54
HALOPERIDOL 135 15 15 A 17 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 122 12 13 18 60
GABAPENTIN 108 0 18 19 14
PAROXETINE HCL 107 0 13 20 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 101 0 18 21 69
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 100 0 15 R 22 71
BUSPIRONE HCL 78 0 11 23 78
PROPRANOLOL HCL 78 <11 <11 23 78
BUPROPION HCL SR 77 0 20 25 52
MIRTAZAPINE 73 0 11 26 52
CARBAMAZEPINE 72 <11 <11 27 82
PERPHENAZINE 69 0 11 A 28 85
CLOZAPINE 69 <11 <11 A 28 85
OXCARBAZEPINE 67 0 14 30 87
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 62 <11 <11 A 31 92
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 61 <11 <11 32 2
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 61 <11 <11 32 93
ALPRAZOLAM 61 <11 <11 B 32 59
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 53 <11 <11 A 35 105
RISPERDAL CONSTA 50 <11 <11 A 36 112
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.